U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for August 31
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
TUESDAY, AUGUST 31: TENNESSEE WALKING HORSES
Profile America — Tuesday, August 31st. A unique exhibition is under way in Shelbyville, Tennessee — the 72nd annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. The festival started last week and runs through September 4th — with a total of 235,000 people expected to attend. The horses are known for their ambling gait and their running walk — a gentle, rocking horse canter. The Tennessee Walking Horse also is known for its steady disposition and hardiness, and is widely used as a trail and pleasure riding horse. Less than 2 percent of U.S. households own horses. Among them, they own a total of more 7 million animals. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2010, p. 428
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010, t. 1204
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau