Welcome to the 56th History & Home link party, but first, a tour around an olde-time settlement displayed at the South Carolina State Fair.
That antique wagon is a beauty! And so is this antique truck:
This truck had a Williams Grist Mill mounted in the back with a 12″ grinding wheel, for grinding grain. I love the little roof built over the mill!
This next item is really interesting. This is how children’s carnival rides were made back in the day:
It was man-powered. What a tiring job that must have been!
They demonstrated milking this cute cow.
These horses were there to show how sugar syrup was pressed before industrial automation.
They were hitched up to this sugar cane press and walked around in circles, which operated the press in the center. We were able to buy a jar of this freshly pressed sugar syrup and wow, is it good!
A covered wagon and chuck wagon demonstrate how folks used to get around. The chuck wagon reminds me of the teardrop trailers that became popular in the early 20th century, and have made a come back in popularity recently.
See the little kitchen in the back?
These kids were learning how to do laundry the old fashioned way.
Finally, a wonderfully “olde” tractor.
And now it’s time for my fellow-bloggers to share their stories on history and home. Thanks for coming with me to the State Fair.
Sorry I can’t share my elephant ear with you 🙁