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Join us for Clearwater History Trivia #631, a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country. Watch each day for another clue.

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Monday: These two tools were used in the woods. The one with the longer handle is about 10 pounds as stamped on the end. The other is about 6 pounds, but is not stamped with the weight. The Clearwater Historical Society would like to know what you can tell us about them.


So far, these readers have suggested:

Carla Bonner Allen--The front tool was used for splitting cedar rails

John R Werner--I would guess they had something to do with splitting fire wood or rails?

Ralph Longfellow (Mr. Judy Raschka, OHS '56) in San Diego had this suggestion.
Ralph: Sam Bacharach found this: Sam Bacharach found this, looks like mining tools. Mining pick axe hammers.
If you follow the link it goes to mining tools that shows pick axe hammers.

Sam Bacharach requested measurements and they are:

10 pound tool -28 inches from bottom of tool to top of handle, handle has a diameter of about 1 1/2 inches but it not round it is more elliptical. The hammer/blade part is 12 inches long

Smaller tool - from the bottom of the tool to the top of the broken handle is 18 inches, I can't tell what the diameter may have been, the hammer/blade is 10 inches long


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