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Gerald Dubois, a local wood craftsman, showed his creations and explained their history to our second graders.

Gerald Dubois Presentation

This is a scaled model of the roller which  was used to pack down snow so that horse-drawn wagons could use the roads.  It was in use until  1937. It was 16 feet wide. It was replaced in 1939 by trucks.
 

The 1901 Lombard Hauler was used to skid wood.  It was a steam operated hauler with tracked treads for winter and wheels for summer.

  Mr. Dubois made this red John Deere out of wood.  Mr. Dubois does not use any nails or metal to make his crafts.  Everything is painstakingly scaled, painted, and carved from wood.