It sure is wonderful to see the caboose in the Water Tower Park as you drive through Lone Butte.
Now that the caboose has landed on its foundation, Alan Boyd and this writer were able to reattach the brakes and lock them in place.
In addition, we are going to have pieces of steel welded on the tracks to ensure the caboose remains in place.
The electric service to the tower has a lot of power to operate the caboose. New sets of stairs need to be built as the old stairs were lower and had to be removed for transport.
The caboose also came with three electric baseboard heaters.
The moving bills are starting to arrive, but The Lone Butte Historical Association (LBHA) is pleased to report and is very grateful that Caribou Interior Crane Services Ltd. reduced it’s crane bill in half from slightly more than $2,000 to slightly more than $1,000 to help with the cause.
They must have been impressed by the abundant community spirit and the flashy escorts by the Lone Butte Fire Department and Watch Lake-North Green Lake Volunteer Fire Department. I certainly was.
The LBHA is having its annual general meeting on Sept. 21 at the Alice Singleton Heritage House, starting at 7 p.m.
We will draw this year’s raffle winners on that night, too.
Come and help the society decide what the caboose should be used for. It could be a museum, souvenir shop that sells ice cream as those are the three suggestions so far, all combined.
The Lone Butte Horse Lake Community Association (LBHLCA) is having it’s next meeting at the Lone Butte Community Hall (LBCH) on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.
Everyone is welcome.
The August monthly meeting was cancelled as everyone took a much-needed break after Lone Butte Rocks.
The LBCH will soon be busy again with women’s volleyball on Monday mornings, Tai Chi on Monday evening, Belly dancing on Wednesdays, O.U.T. group every Tuesday, and the first flea market is on Oct. 1.