BedBug & Blacksmith Shop Move http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/ BedBug & Blacksmith Shop Move Patterson & his crew start the day with a quick meeting http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61211521 61211521 Then the truck rolls. http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60975203 60975203 We noticed the door of the blacksmith shop was hanging open, so one of the crew climbed up to latch it. http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61211515 61211515 CCHS Board Member & Blacksmith Mike Rocca applies some gentle persuasion to get the door shut all the way. http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61211504 61211504 They pulled the fence between the fairgrounds and the cornfield. http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60975204 60975204 ...and then needed a little help to get over the fenceline bump. http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61211394 61211394 Well....maybe more than a "little" help. http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61211390 61211390 The aftermath of the first efforts wasn't real pretty. http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61211396 61211396 But, off we go! http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60975207 60975207 We really cooked along for about 80 rods, then had to cross the ditch to get across the north fairgrounds road and into the next field. http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60975210 60975210 So they set to work building a bridge. http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61211392 61211392 We had some time to chat while they were doing this; took about two hours. http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60975875 60975875 But, finally they laid the last steel plate! http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60975876 60975876 And the test starts... http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61211398 61211398 Looks good! http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61211511 61211511 Truck is almost across! http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60977451 60977451 And the cargo is following just as it should! http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61211501 61211501 Quinn gets close with his video camera http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61211512 61211512 ...one last LEEEETTLE push! http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61211517 61211517 Then into the other (shallow) ditch and a hard right turn into the field. http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61211389 61211389 The ditch looked a lot shallower till the truck went down in it! http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61211388 61211388 The dollies have hydraulic lifts that can go up about 18" to keep them level. http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60978070 60978070 Now a hard left turn into the field! http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60978071 60978071 Making sure it's rolling smoothly http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61211505 61211505 Almost there http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60978072 60978072 And it's up and across the field in no time! http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60978066 60978066 Parked here for lunch break, then bridged across Logan Ave into another field. http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61211391 61211391 Going like gangbusters, looking like nothing can stop them! http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61211513 61211513 ...except this. http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61211503 61211503 They bridged the truck across, then had to widen it for the dollies to cross. http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61211518 61211518 There was rather a lot of water running across the field here. http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61211507 61211507 Guess that 6" riser isn't really up to the task... http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61211502 61211502 But, our intrepid crew gets across, and continues smoothly through the field. http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61211399 61211399 The skid loader gives the extra assistance to make sure they keep moving http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61211519 61211519 REC arrives to get the power lines out of the way http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60979175 60979175 UP, UP, UP! http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60979177 60979177 Plenty o' clearance http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60979176 60979176 Nasty ruts through here http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60979173 60979173 Cutting across the field...there's still standing corn here! http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60979775 60979775 Guess we'll just knock it down....unless the combine hits us first! http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60979777 60979777 Near miss http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60979778 60979778 But a miss it is! http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60979779 60979779 Safely through with no damage... http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60979774 60979774 ...except to the corn they trampled in their wake... http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60980595 60980595 http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60980597 60980597 Beautiful moon over an Iowa cornfield...does it get any prettier? http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60980599 60980599 http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60982336 60982336 Pause a moment to determine the best way to get across Hwy 38. http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60982337 60982337 Looks like we'll need a little assistance to make sure we cross quickly. http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60982338 60982338 Coming through! http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60982340 60982340 Made it across with the light fading fast http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60982341 60982341 But they arrived safely at the museum http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60982335 60982335 HOOORAY!!!!!!! http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60982339 60982339 They'll stay here a while till we get the foundations poured. http://www.cedarcountyhistoricalsociety.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=61223673 61223673