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Mule Days founder Bob Tanner dies

By Deb Murphy Bob Tanner lived a glorious, enviable life. He was a packer, an author, a founder of Bishop’s Mule Days, a football coach, the face and voice for pack stations when the lifestyle was threatened by government regulation and the driving force behind the vision of a mule museum in Bishop. Tanner died […]

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Bob Tanner’s perspective on Mule Days

When Bob Tanner and others started Mule Days 42 years ago, it was 1969, the year of the huge snow, and they needed an to sustain Bishop. Mule Days grew to a major money-maker for the area only to find itself faced with panicky news this year about a deadly horse virus. Tanner called the […]

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