Ruth the Mule - Dusty olf mule owned by
Festus Haggen (Ken Curtis) on the western adventure GUNSMOKE/CBS/1955-75.
Festus and Ruth the Mule
Festus lived in the town of Dodge City. He used Ruth as his transport
about town, especially to the Long Branch Saloon where he liked to
On episode "Killer at Large" Festus is
falsely accused of murder and on the run from the law. At one point, he has
to sell Ruth and his pistol for a fresh horse. Another time Festus and Doc
Adams (Milburn Stone) were lost in the desert and for a short whole they
contemplated eating Ruth the Mule to stay alive.
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