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Kings Landing

Awesome pioneers village

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This place is awesome (I'm sure there will be more about it when Sue writes her part.
The theme is that this is an industrial town in the mid-1800s. In fact the artifacts are cobbled together from towns within a few kilometers of the site, and each building is set in a particular year (and the park employee playing the person living or working there does the person's job and talks about it.
There are a few amazing exhibits (workshops and mills), where I'm impressed at the ingenuity of the use of levers and pulleys like in the foot-powered jigsaw and circular saw
the sheer power in the sawmill,
and the amount of mechanization could be done in a grist (flour) mill with nothing but levers and pulleys and powered by watermills (I think). Here is a 3 story high conveyor belt to get the buckwheat up to the 3rd floor, where it gets poured down to the 2nd where it gets filtered and dusted and ultimately to the first floor where it gets milled, sifted, and packaged into flour, bran, chicken feed, and buckwheat husks (for buckwheat pillows - I had one of those for about a year, they're great to start but the husks collapse over time).
Also got Sue back to her roots playing piano. By chance our wedding date is on the wall in the church (10/25/08)

Posted by chrisvasil 19:15

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