Thursday, December 19, 2013

Old Tools from the Past

Early Surveying Equipment
Approximately 75 people were on hand for the second Spearfish Area Historical Society program of the season at the Spearfish Senior Citizen’s Center on Oct 1, 2013.  The program included talks by three well-known antique collectors, Gary Renner, Jack Wells and Leo Orme.  Gary shared stories and artifacts from his work as a surveyor in the Black Hills and surrounding area.   Jack shared stories and artifacts from early railroading in South Dakota and told WWII stories of his personal experience traveling the railroad with other enlistment men.   Leo showed and shared the functionality of many antiques from early farming and ranching in the Spearfish area.