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With the donation of a 1930s-era log cart, assistant librarian Lloyd Neal has compiled some research on the antique vehicles. Two-wheeled, animal-powered, wooden ‘log carts’ were used in the timber industry from the late 1800s up to the mid 1900s. Log carts could be found in a number of states in a variety of designs and […]

The caboose may be the most recognizable railroad car, but they are rarely seen on the rails today. Interestingly, the word caboose may derive from the Dutch word “kombuis.” It originally referred to a gallery on a ship. Since they first appeared on the railroad scene, “the caboose has been the post for those monitoring […]