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Mandy the Mule is an icon in El Paso's history and represents the city's change from a sleepy settlement to a modern metropolis. In the 1880s a mule-drawn streetcar system was established but soon electric cars took place. Mandy pulled one of the last remaining mule-drawn streetcars until the electrification of streets made the animal-drawn vehicles needless in 1901. The restored mule car and a replica of Mandy were displayed on San Jacinto Plaza at first, and then for many years on Cleveland Square in downtown El Paso.

Uploaded on 04.04.2014 by El Paso Museum of History

Central / Downtown, (1990 - 1999), Cultural Heritage

  • Transportation
  • downtown
  • downtown

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