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In The Mule Tamer, Chica is reunited with her childhood friend Joaquin who is now an exhibit in a traveling show. Joaquin is hairy from head to toe. The real Jo Jo, the dog-faced boy was an immigrant from Russia by the name of Fedor Jeftichew brought to America by P.T. Barnum in 1884 as a lad of sixteen. Fedor spoke Russian, German and English. He died in 1904
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In The Mule Tamer, Pilar makes Pan de Muertos for Arvel when he goes off to join the posse responsible for capturing the Knudsen's killers. Here is a recipe for Pan de Muertos courtesy of Karen Hursh Graber Senior Food Editor for Mexconnect.
This is a version of the bread that is made for the November 2 celebration known as the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Mexico. You can also mold the bread into different shapes like angels and animals.
Ingredientes - Ingredients:
Mix all dry ingredients together except the 3 - 4 1/2 cups of flour.
In a small pan, heat the milk, the water, and the butter. Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture.
Mix in the eggs and 1 1/2 cups of flour. Beat well.
Put in the rest of the flour, little by little.
Knead the mixture on a floured board for 9 - 10 minutes.
Put the dough in a greased bowl and allow it to rise until it has doubled in size (about an hour and a half at sea level).
Punch the dough down and reshape it with some "bone" shapes on top to decorate it.
Let it rise another hour.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 40 minutes.
After baking, sprinkle it with confectioner's sugar and colored sugar.
Mezcle todos los ingredientes secos menos las 3 - 4 1/2 tazas de harina.
En una olla caliente la leche, el agua y la mantequilla. Añada la mezcla líquida a la mezcla de ingredientes secos.
Agregue los huevos y una taza y media de harina. Bátalo bien.
Agregue el resto de la harina poco a poco.
Sobre una tabla enharinada, amase por unos 9 - 10 minutos la mezcla.
Ponga la masa en un recipiente engrasado, y deje que levante hasta que haya doblado su tamaño (aproximadamente hora y media al nivel del mar).
Para que la masa se encoja, déle puñetazos y fórmela de nuevo con unos "huesos" de masa encima para decorarla.
Deje que levante una hora más.
Hornee a 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) por unos 40 minutos.
Después de hornearlo, espolvoréele azúcar glas y azúcar coloreado.
In The Mule Tamer, the Arizona Rangers were formed in 1892 and featured co-Captains, Arvel Walsh and Dick Welles. The real Arizona Rangers did not come into existence until 1901 and the first Captain was Burt Mossman, who was born in 1867 in Illinois, He was a farmer, a rancher, a cattleman, Rough Rider, he spoke Spanish and was a great storyteller. Mossman was commanding Captain from August 30, 1901 until August 1902. Rumors had it that Mossman did not want to work under a new governor.