EARLY CALHOUN COUNTY ROAD ENGINEER'S LIST - Building By 'Sweat Of Brow'

(11/12/2017)

Edwin Starcher (1873-1919) of Rocksdale, Calhoun County Road Engineer, submitted this list of tools he had purchased for road building, an inventory of all equipment and implements owned by the county and districts, early 1900s.

Starcher was among the first recorded highway fatalities in the county, working on his job.

LEE: 1 road machine $100; 2 road plows $20; 3 dump scrapers $6; 5 sledges $2.50; 3 drills $2; 2 crow bars $1.50; 9 picks $4; 4 shovels $2 and 1 maddock .75.

WASHINGTON: 1 road machine $50.

SHERIDAN: 1 road machine $50.

SHERMAN: 1 road machine $75; 1 road plow $10; 4 sledges $2; 2 picks $1; crowbar and drill $1.25 and one dump scraper $3.

CENTER: 4 sledges $2; 2 crowbars $1.50; 2 picks $1; 3 shovels $1.50; 2 hammer drills .75; 1 dump scraper $2; 1 drill .60; 1 maddock .75; 1 shovel .50 and 1 road machine $75.


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