Leather and Long-Eareds: Hells Canyon Mule Days invades Enterprise

Mules in the spotlight

Published on September 12, 2018 8:40AM

John Wright of Wallowa takes his turn competing in the 2018 Hells Canyon Mule Days in Enterprise Friday.

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John Wright of Wallowa takes his turn competing in the 2018 Hells Canyon Mule Days in Enterprise Friday.

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This Roberts Wagon driven by Neal McCool of Amity, Ore., was a highlight of Saturday’s nonmotorized parade during Hells Canyon Mule Days. Robert Inc. carriages are manufactured in Quebec, Canada.

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This Roberts Wagon driven by Neal McCool of Amity, Ore., was a highlight of Saturday’s nonmotorized parade during Hells Canyon Mule Days. Robert Inc. carriages are manufactured in Quebec, Canada.

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Brother and sister Dianne and Dick Walker were on hand when Hells Canyon Mule Days was created and returned to attend the 2018 version.

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Brother and sister Dianne and Dick Walker were on hand when Hells Canyon Mule Days was created and returned to attend the 2018 version.

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Phoenix Gomes, 6, of Enterprise proves you’re never too young to start learning about mules. She and her Sicilian donkey, Sylvester, 22, were part of Saturday Hells Canyon Mule Days parade.

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Phoenix Gomes, 6, of Enterprise proves you’re never too young to start learning about mules. She and her Sicilian donkey, Sylvester, 22, were part of Saturday Hells Canyon Mule Days parade.

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Dennis Brennan and his wife, Peggy, were the color-barrers for Saturday’s nonmotorized prade through down Enterprise

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Dennis Brennan and his wife, Peggy, were the color-barrers for Saturday’s nonmotorized prade through down Enterprise

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Musician Cale Moon, who performed in concert Saturday night at Hells Canyon Mules Days, was driven through the annual parade by Wayne Beckwith of dayton, Ore.

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Musician Cale Moon, who performed in concert Saturday night at Hells Canyon Mules Days, was driven through the annual parade by Wayne Beckwith of dayton, Ore.

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Wayne Beckwith of Dayton, Ore., puts his mules through their paces during competition at the 2018 Hells Canyon Mule Days in Enterprise Sept. 7. He also competes in plowing contests with his mules.

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Wayne Beckwith of Dayton, Ore., puts his mules through their paces during competition at the 2018 Hells Canyon Mule Days in Enterprise Sept. 7. He also competes in plowing contests with his mules.

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Lydia Wahls of Echo had a four-legged hitchiker in Saturday’s parade through downtown Enterprise.

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Lydia Wahls of Echo had a four-legged hitchiker in Saturday’s parade through downtown Enterprise.

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Mules took the spotlight Sept. 7-9 in Enterprise for the annual celebration of Hells Canyon Mule Days. Perfect weather greeted those participating in the event. A variety of competition events were part of the schedule as well as good food and good fun.



















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