The baggage cart

Some of you may have wondered about the wheeled wagon that sits in front of the Ely Community Center. It is a baggage cart that was originally used at the Ely Train Depot back in the day. It once had a sign with a description, but that has disappeared.

Photo from City of Ely website, blown up to show the cart.

The baggage cart was donated to the Ely Community History Society by the late Jean and Don C. Brutsman. Below is a photo of what it looked like before it was restored by Orville Meskiman. A few years ago it was looking rather weather-beaten and it was painted and refurbished again, I think by Orville. If I am wrong, please let me know!
 - Barb Horak

It must have taken quite an effort to salvage this with all the trees growing up in it!

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