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Saturday
Nov202010

Food bank

It's shaping up to be a great day. The Montgomery County Food Bank is holding a fundraiser at the park today.

Come out and join us for this great cause... eat some BBQ, listen to live music, see some period demonstrations, and of course, see the park.

Thursday
Sep302010

Frozen sugarcane...

Here’s the problem… we have this great sugarcane press that came with the cabins from the original site. The press was made around 1905 and has been outside for 105 years. We’re guessing that it has been frozen up for the last 50 years, or more.

No matter how much we tried and no matter how much strength, oil, leverage, harsh words were applied, we could not break the press free. This is a problem because we want this park to be a working example of history. In this light, it would be fantastic to demonstrate how the press worked.

This is where Liquid Wrench came to the rescue. The Radiator Specialty Company, makers of Liquid Wrench, graciously offered to send us enough Liquid Wrench to do the job. It arrived this morning and by the afternoon, the sugarcane press is working great.  We slowly poured about one and one-half gallons of Liquid Wrench into the mechanism and had it broken loose in less than an hour.  We knew it would work, but never expected it would be that quickly!

All we can say is that Liquid Wrench is incredible! Thank you so much for the generous donation.


Tuesday
Sep282010

New videos

Here is a video chronicling the move.

More here

Monday
Sep062010

The Courier

The Conroe Courier did a nice piece on our park today.

http://www.hcnonline.com/articles/2010/09/06/conroe_courier/news/partk0905.txt

 

Tuesday
Aug312010

Our new sign

Things are beginning to take shape at the new site. The cabins are almost completely set and the blacksmith shop is being put back together. 

The Hulon house should be the next building we receive. It is the newer of the buildings, but the one that is in the most disrepair.

Anyway... it's looking good and the sign is great to.

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