Jeremy Hall and Steve Scott ready for work
Picking up a monstrous sized tree off the wooden fence
Ooops! The crust of the muck gave way!
Stuck up to its gills they call a big brother to dig him out
With its pride hurt and mud nearly to the top of the cab, baby Trachoe crawls out to go home
This page last modified on Monday, April 25, 2005
ASHS Column for 4/28/2005
(** One has nothing to do with the other!!)
The Scrapbook proceeds support the regular work of the Society, but the donations for the "Old 100" book are placed in a special fund to buy our steam engine back, return it to Century, restore and maintain it. We really need everyone's support to make this happen.
Last Friday morning we were pleased to have the eighth graders and their teachers from Century Carver Middle School come to tour. They seemed to be quite interested and hopefully will bring their parents back to visit with us.
Friday afternoon Helen Nemunis guided two carloads of people to the Park. The former McDonald girls, Martha and Felicia, and their spouses had a fine time discovering what we have been able to put together of historic interest.
The old saying is that a picture is worth a thousand words, so I have a series of pictures for you that will tell the story of what went on in the Park on Monday, April 18. Ivan left a mess on the back of the property so, in order to be ready for the FEMA pickup, we hired the H & H Construction Company of Huxford to clear out all of those trees and get the fences cleared.
No problem. Jeremy Hall and Steve Scott came with a Trac-hoe and chain saw and attacked the mess with great vigor. Soon they were about halfway across the property and we were elated, thinking that the job would be done by the end of the day. Wrong!
The big machine fell through the muck and could not be dug out. What to do? A bigger Trac-hoe was called in to dig a path. Finally, they were all able to get out, but a bath for the machine was in order. (Probably for Jeremy and Steve, too.)
Unfortunately, the ground is too wet to use machines for cleaning out the rest of the debris, but the two determined men returned on Tuesday with chain saws to cut the big items into manageable sizes. If you need some firewood you may contact us about where to find it. You are welcome to it if you can tote it out.
In closing, let me point out that working with the Alger-Sullivan Historical Society can be really exciting at times!