Steam gets the right-of-way

The steam roller advances in crossing the highway and ''Steam gets the right-of-way''. The Keystone Cop is William Albrecht. David Clark is at the throttle.

Roy R. Hartman

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32 Maryland Ave., S. E. Washington, D. C. 20028.

North Woodstock, New Hampshire, home of Clark's Trading Post is a place everyone would enjoy. They are dedicated to the preservation of early Americana, with a heavy concentration on steam.

The following is representative of their many items related to steam: Two truck Shay, 1920 Climax, 27 ton Heisler, 04-0 Porter Switcher, 0-4-0 Switcher from the Lincoln Paper Company, Huber steam tractor, three steam rollers, two steam pumper fire trucks, steam shovels and many small items such as Stanley steamer engines.

For a moderate admission fee, you may spend the better portion of an enjoyable day reminiscing in a quaint, unique museum of early cameras, record players, radios, New Hampshire souvenir plates, moxie items and many other objects of early Americana.

By Spring, another museum will open. This will house steam fire engines bringing back an era of nostalgia for many people.

The Clark Brothers, Edward and Murray, will entertain you with one of the most pleasant examples of training animals through kindness, with the performance of four of New Hampshire's native black bears.

Next, a mystifying building known to the local people as a 'Haunted House' will captivate you with its gravity defying illusions.

Most important on your visit is your opportunity to ride on the train powered by one of their locomotives, going through a covered bridge into the picturesque mountain scenery. On your return, stop to admire the fine antique station.

This visit at Clark's Trading Post will prove to be a real highlight in your travels through the New England area.