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Mule Day, an annual celebration of all things related to mules, is held in Columbia, Tennessee, the self-proclaimed "Mule Capital" of the world. Begun in 1840 as "Breeder's Day", a meeting for mule breeders, it now attracts over 200,000 people  and takes place over four days.
The self-proclaimed " mule capital of the world," Columbia annually celebrates the city-designated Mule Day each April. Columbia and Maury County are acknowledged as the "Antebellum Homes Capital of Tennessee"; the county has more antebellum houses than any other county in the state.
The Columbia Mules were a Minor League Baseball team that played in the Class D Alabama–Tennessee League in 1921.  They were located in Columbia, Tennessee,  and were named in reference to Columbia being known as the " Mule Capital of the World" and holding "Mule Day" celebrations since 1840. 
In my lifetime, the town's population has changed little, but the percentage of blacks living in the town has halved--a sure sign that things are still very difficult for them there. Certainly, the town of Columbia was one of hundreds of towns that formerly celebrated something called Mule Day.
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Columbia. Also known as "Barrow House". 10. Cleburne Jersey Farm. Upload image. November 22, 2000. ( #00001430) 2319 Sugar Ridge Rd. 35°46′32″N 86°56′19″W.
The Athenaeum Rectory is a historic building in Columbia, Tennessee that features both Gothic and Moorish architectural elements. Completed in 1837, the building originally served as the rectory for the Columbia Female Institute and as the residence of the school's first president, the Reverend Franklin Gillette Smith.