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JIM: Poplar boards and chicken coops: What a truck load!

Gas mileage astounding: If I've ciphered correctly, the truck used about a gallon of gas per mile. - JIM


This odd bit of news appeared in the September 22, 1915 edition of the Adair County News:

Probably the finest and largest load of poplar lumber ever taken from Columbia to Campbellsville, was delivered last Thursday [September 16th] by the Rapid Transit Co. truck, which took 4000 feet weighing 12,000 pounds

The boards averaged 18 inches in width, all good. The load was 8 feet wide and 6-1/2 feet tall.

The lumber was delivered to Parrott & Gowdy from Sandusky Bros. In addition to the lumber the truck had 16 large coops of chickens and 10 cases of eggs on board. The trip required 4-1/2 hours and 21 gallons of gasoline.

Compiled by JIM

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