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Remembering the old clay trucks that passed by our house

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 2:19 pm

By Don Kruse, Editor The Advertiser-Courier The sound of clay trucks could be heard zooming past our house on Highway 19 in the 1950s. I didn’t know what those big trucks were carrying until I heard my dad talking one day to one of his siblings on Dry Hill. They were marveling at how many of them drove by in a particular day–two trucks for every car. It must have

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