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When A Manhattanite Writes About A Quadruped

June 2024
1min read

In the April issue’s captivating discussion of the Erie Canal (“The Erie Rising”), an old photograph taken in Durhamville shows a mule placidly descending a catwalk to join its teammate. The caption mistakenly terms the animal a horse. As a reader who grew up handling horses and mules, I suspect that unloading a team of horses might have been more difficult.

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