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Continuing the story of Bob & Grace Renshaw


April 28, 2017

Bob Renshaw reported that during the winter of 1911 he broke his axe handle and replaced it with a right-size sapling from an ash tree that was growing along Ramme Creek. His tools consisted of an axe, saw, pocket knife, and a piece of broken glass. Think of all the tools you have today in comparison.

The spring of 1911 ushered in a dry year so Renshaw hired out again to General Sweeney to work and ranch on the place he had south of the home ranch. He stated that he lived in a small frame house (probably better than his log house on the homestead).

Mr. Sweeney kept him busy and when plantin...

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