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Itrnis believed that the first donkeys came to North America with ChristopherrnColumbus in 1495. Donkeys were highly valued as sires for mules. Jacks, or thernmales were primarily used as pack animals and the Jennies were used for riding.

Donkeysrnwere also used in Mexico after the conquest of the Aztecs in 1521. Mules were usedrnin silver mines and for breeding mules.

Donkeysrnwere used largely in the western United States during the nineteenth centuryrnduring the gold rush as pack animals and for use in mines and ore-grinding mills; however, thernintroduction of railroads in the West ended the popular use of donkeys in thernUnited States. Many donkeys were turned loose and became free roaming burros. 


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