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No Meddling: 1899

No Meddling: 1899

Winona, Minnesota, circa 1899. "A sawmill plant." Our title comes from the cryptic sign on the utility pole: DO NOT MEDDLE WITH THE WIRES. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

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Bridge Tracks

I guess you would call it trackage. Very interesting. Looks like strap rail laid on planks. Even a switch, lower left. Must be an inhouse system for moving carts and dollies. Judging by the raised outside lip on the "track" the wheels must have been flange less unlike the wheels on railroad cars. Also, not seeing any wear between the "rails" from horse or mules - the carts, also lower left, must be hand pushed.

Can I get one of those signs?

I need one for my office.

Self Lighting Lumber

And we would have perfected electrified lumber in 1899 if it wasn't for those meddling kids.

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