RACES: Horse Traders

Gathered last week in Mrs. Robertson's Shady Lawn Tourist Camp outside of Nashville, Tenn. was one of the South's most talkative, most anachronistic minority groups—500 itinerant Irish horse traders, the Rileys and Costellos, the O'Haras, Carrolls and Sherlocks. During the winter they travel round from one mule market to another, running down the animals of other people and commenting enthusiastically on the good points of their own. During the summer they live in tourist camps and see the world. Once a year, on May 1. they get together just outside of Nashville...

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