WELCOME FROM THE CITY OF COLUMBIA & MAURY COUNTY, TENNESSEE
Dear Columbia Guests:
On behalf of the City of Columbia, I extend to you a very special welcome to Mule Day 2013. We will again celebrate our past in Columbia, as we are known as the Mule Capital of the World. Mules were an important part of our past and that of our nation. My grandfather, Neil S. Dickey, was a mule buyer and trader that participated in the early mule sales in Columbia, Tennessee. Because I grew up on a farm, I am aware of the value we placed on the mules that did the intensive labor to help provide our living.
Our City employees will be available to ensure that your visit is safe and memorable. Saturday’s parade is one of the greatest outdoor events in the south. Enjoy it from our beautiful downtown/West 7th Street area. In addition to the parade, the City offers shopping, dining, entertainment, and historical venues that we hope will enhance your overall Mule Day celebration experience.
We are honored you have chosen to enjoy this weeklong event with us! We thank you for visiting Columbia and Maury County for Mule Day 2013. Our hope is that you can say you were treated with southern hospitality by the citizens of Columbia and you will come back again and explore everything that Columbia and Maury County has to offer. Again, thank you for joining us in celebrating our historic past and exciting future with the Mule Day 2013 events. We hope to see you back here next year for the 2014 Mule Day Celebration.
City of Columbia, Tennessee
Welcome to the
“Mule Capital of the World”
Dear Maury County Visitors:
Maury County is once again excited about celebrating our “Mule Day” 2013 event. Mule Day has been a popular event since the 1840’s and has turned from a one day event into a multi-day celebration. Thousands of visitors and participants will join together in honoring our great mule heritage.
Maury County has always had a rich history in agriculture and we contribute a large part of this to our mule friends. Mules are known for their hardiness and came to be one of the most important work animals. They have played a key role in Maury County’s economy and have became a symbol as an important cultural aspect that we celebrate today.
On behalf of Maury County Government as well as employees, we welcome you to our great county. We hope that you have a great experience while ere and plan on coming back next year. I want to thank all of our visitors for coming to Maury County for Mule Day 2013 and invite you to call upon our office if we can assist you in any way.
James L. Bailey, Jr.
Maury County Mayor