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James Patten

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Re: Top of the Mountain Station and Mills - Official Work Thread
« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2016, 07:54:49 PM »
I see you found a nice spot for Fred's chair.

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Re: Top of the Mountain Station and Mills - Official Work Thread
« Reply #31 on: August 07, 2016, 07:57:36 PM »
So what's next ?  I'm stumped...............
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Re: Top of the Mountain Station and Mills - Official Work Thread
« Reply #32 on: August 07, 2016, 09:08:51 PM »
I was going to say "oh deer, I'm stumped" but I thought better of it.

Thanks for the photos Mike.
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Re: Top of the Mountain Station and Mills - Official Work Thread
« Reply #33 on: August 07, 2016, 09:16:13 PM »
Come on guys, get to the root of the thing.

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Re: Top of the Mountain Station and Mills - Official Work Thread
« Reply #34 on: August 07, 2016, 09:48:43 PM »
I thought you wood say something like that.

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Re: Top of the Mountain Station and Mills - Official Work Thread
« Reply #35 on: August 07, 2016, 10:37:54 PM »
Just barking at the moon.

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Re: Top of the Mountain Station and Mills - Official Work Thread
« Reply #36 on: August 07, 2016, 10:58:49 PM »
Oh for such lovely puns I pine.....uh oh, gonna start needling the moderator....

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Re: Top of the Mountain Station and Mills - Official Work Thread
« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2016, 04:36:20 PM »
We get the point, Steve.
You are pretty sharp.

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Re: Top of the Mountain Station and Mills - Official Work Thread
« Reply #38 on: August 08, 2016, 06:06:53 PM »
Especially those Scotch pines, they'll prick the begeezee's out of you if you're not paying attention.
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Re: Top of the Mountain Station and Mills - Official Work Thread
« Reply #39 on: August 16, 2016, 09:19:15 PM »
Setting up to survey the siding location.

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Re: Top of the Mountain Station and Mills - Official Work Thread
« Reply #40 on: August 17, 2016, 05:07:34 PM »
Google maps has updated recently, with an image from last year or the year before.


https://goo.gl/maps/UUKhjT1c8av
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Re: Top of the Mountain Station and Mills - Official Work Thread
« Reply #41 on: August 17, 2016, 10:44:09 PM »
The imagery date for google earth is 9/5/2015.

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Re: Top of the Mountain Station and Mills - Official Work Thread
« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2016, 06:17:29 PM »
Hmmm, I said. What is that. I had just popped out an old stump and see this



So I took it out



Cough medicine bottle with stopper.



And the end result of summer stump removal work. Now grading for a siding once the location is set.


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Re: Top of the Mountain Station and Mills - Official Work Thread
« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2016, 07:00:20 PM »
Neat find, Mike!

"Dr. King's New Discovery" cough syrup was apparently intended to treat TB. Needless to say it didn't work:

"Frequently advertised and widely available, Dr. King’s New Discovery products became well known enough to attract the attention of the medical profession, and was used as a symbol of the dangers of patent medicines."

https://oldmainartifacts.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/dr-kings-new-discovery-for-coughs-and-colds-h-e-bucklen-co-chicago-ill/

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Re: Top of the Mountain Station and Mills - Official Work Thread
« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2016, 07:42:25 PM »
Thanks for the link Philip, I was just getting ready to look it up!   The slightly cleaned bottle will be on display in the museum.  

It's interesting to consider that the bottle may have been in what was once pasture because it was tossed from a passing train.  It's amazing that the bottle is intact. What saved it is that the long-ago person who used it took the time to put the stopper back in which prevented water from getting in which would have frozen and shattered the bottle.  It's also amazing that tree root growth around it did't break it.  The final thing is that the bottle was not broken by machinery clearing the site.  Thanks to Mike for spotting this bit of history and bringing it back to Sheepscot, a trip that it waited over 100 years to take.
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