Road Trip Spring 2018 - 2 - Days of ’76 Museum, Deadwood SD
Category: COLLABORATIVE ARTS FORUMBy: bob-nelson • 4 years ago • 14 comments
I love "Old Tech". There's nothing cooler to my mind than a 1905 motorcycle with automatic intake valves and belt drive... unless it's a honking huge steam engine with foundry curlicues everywhere.
So I like "old car museums", and will settle for an "old horse-drawn" museum, if there's nothing better. I wasn't expecting much from the Days of ’76 Museum , in Deadwood SD. O-o-o-o-p-s !!
The fun thing about this museum is the "working" wagons. I'm a city boy. All I know about horse-drawn wagons is what I see in movies, and that's mainly carriages. But of course there had to be wagons for carrying "stuff", too. And the Days of ’76 Museum's collection includes a bunch of them, from general transport, like this one, to specialized rigs we'll see later...
The photos are all a bit fuzzy, after going through the process of reducing their size to something that will upload in a reasonable time. The originals are fairly clean, should anyone want one.
A heavy-weight rig.
An even-heavier-weight rig. Those wheel spokes!
A stalwart of all those cowboy-herding-cattle movies.
A buggy seems downright frail.
The milkman cometh...
I suppose that lots of products were transported in barrels.
Old tech! I love it!
And of course... I must occasionally try to do a "fun shapes and colors" photo. The subject is secondary.
Looking down into a loadbed.
It's a dump truck!
Some modern truckers still go nuts on decoration.
Well... of course!
The last ride...