Betty Ells, Clarkston, WA and John Werner, Scarsdale, NY are the winners!
Straddle Bug is the answer for Week 273 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.
Join in the discovery!
Monday: It moved loads.
Tuesday: Didn't usually go on roads
Wednesday: Has an interesting name
Straddle Bugs or Buggies were used to move loads around lumber mills. There name comes from the way the wheels of the rigs "straddle" the loads. Betty particularly noted that Jack Maynard drove one for the Riverside Mill.
To see a photo of the rigs, check this web site from the University Southern Mississippi: http://digilib.usm.edu/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/manu&CISOPTR=8058.
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