Hanna and the Mule Skinners' Association
In the early days of the Hanna District, there came into being “The Mule Skinner’s Association,” it’s main object to furnish dances and entertainment to the populace. Their offerings were, according to Vic Cundy, Deputy State Game Warden, now a resident of Rock Springs, “the events of the season, classy and sprightly, full of pep, etc.” He also remarked “and no one worked the following day.” This picture portrays the members of the organization taken on March 17, 1904, St. Patrick’s Day dance, being one of the big occasions.
Those in the group are, top row, left to right: Matt Nelson, Rancher, Medicine Bow; Harry Knowell, in Indiana; Robert Knox, Rock Springs; Robert Cummings, Hanna; Phil Gardner, Denver; Dennis Cummings, Hanna; Alex. Tennant, deceased; Thomas Nicholson, Laramie; Daniel Crilley, in California; Roy Cummings, Hanna, and Alex Greenwood, Hanna.
Bottom row, left to right: William Norris, Hanna; John Knox, deceased; William Jones, in Idaho; Alex. Jacobs, in Colorado; Abel Porro, deceased; Alf. McCourt, deceased; D.J. Evans, deceased; John Tennant, Superior, Rock Springs Fuel Company.
Kneeling: John Cookson, deceased; E.R. Evans, Hanna. (UPCCEM, May 1935)