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Gypsy Journal RV: Rain, snow, and horse soldiers

From the bloggers at Gypsy Journal RV.

Come to Arizona, they said. It’s the sunbelt, they said. It’s nice and warm in the winter, they said. They lied.

Here in Tucson we had more rain Thursday night, and again off and on most of yesterday. And it was still darned cold.

We are always on the lookout for interesting museums to share with our readers and the other day we visited a really neat one called the Museum of the Horse Soldier at Trail Dust Town, here in Tucson.

The museum is the brainchild of director Rae Whitley, a very nice man who is a walking, talking history encyclopedia, especially military history. Since we are history nuts ourselves, the three of us really hit it off.

Most of us think of the Calvary attacking enemy positions in the Civil War or battling Indians on the Great Plains when we think about the role that equines played in the military. But in reality, horses and mules were used from the American Revolution all the way up until World War II, when the last American Calvary charge was made in the Philippines in 1942.

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