This photo from the Nelson Daily News was taken June 7

This photo from the Nelson Daily News was taken June 7

Get behind the mule

This photo from the Nelson Daily News was taken June 7, 1944 and shows Bud Stevens and Frank Philips Sr.

This photo from the Nelson Daily News was taken June 7, 1944 and shows Bud Stevens and Frank Philips Sr. with the second Halcyon hot springs donkey. The first mule, “Pete,” died in 1932.