Sunday, August 10, 2014

Ode To A Mule by Ken Curtis (Why his jack on Gunsmoke was named "Ruth")

While replying to comments on my youtube channel, Ranch Radio, I came across this piece by Ken Curtis and thought I'd share.  The notes say, "Ever wonder why Festus rode a john mule and "he" was named "Ruth" in Gunsmoke? Here Ken Curtis tells the story in Festus' own words. The majority of photos used are actual photos from the Civil War. We hope that you enjoy it!"

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