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La Salle tourist attraction loses popular mule

Posted by wlpo on February 14, 2015

The beloved mule Larry who has helped pull the La Salle Canal Boat for seven years has died.

Handlers of Larry say he died this month after battling health issues over the past year. The mule who when he wasn’t pulling the boat could often be seen around Lock 14 in La Salle under a shade tree lived to be 34.

He along with fellow mule Moe became the first working canal mules along the I&M Canal in over 100 years.

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