Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Iron That Helped Build America - Part 2

We return now to Henderson's Junkyard and Drive-Thru Museum.  I'm not sure if it is more junk or more museum but about a mile north of Emerald City on Route 67, there is an area of rusting machinery that is pretty unique.  It is an area of old heavy machinery designed to do all kinds of things: move earth, grade roads, smooth, grind and things unknown to me.  The first entry of this visit was a few days ago, in case you missed it before.     

That's about it.  We'll leave these items to sit there for your amusement and education, now silent from long days building and working.  These are the forgotten iron horses that helped build America. 


  1. I miss those kinds of equipment. Old tractors driven by our fathers and grandfathers. It was back when farming and construction were dirty dangerous jobs. No air conditioned dust free cabs with GPS and computers. A man, out fighting the elements, the land and fate to raise a crop or build a road. They were men. Most days I wonder if we are worthy to carry their lunch pail. We look at the tools they used and too often forget the trials and struggles of the people who operated them.