Rust In Peace, Part 1

When I visited the Angels Camp Museum in Calaveras County, before I even stepped inside one of their exhibit buildings I found a whole yard full of historic machinery, some of it clearly rescued from rusty oblivion. I could recognize a few of the pieces; the old generator from the Utica powerhouse looks very similar to those I’ve seen in Folsom Powerhouse SHP. But others were more of a mystery to me. I found myself attracted to the old signage with various warnings and patents dating from the 19th century; and it was primarily the assorted toothed gears and frozen coil springs that caught my eye as I examined the obsolete farming and construction equipment.

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