Uphill Both Ways
Volume 9 - Boston 1956
Water was hauled by bucket from down the hall Sewer was in the bathrooms nearby 220 volt 60 cycle power had to be installed to power the arc welder
Materials: Nails of various sizes and types Screws of various sizes and types Nut, bolts, washers of various types and sizes Sand paper Wood: 2 x 4's, 2 x 10/12's, one by’s Plaster of Paris Sheets of wire mesh Cement and sand for stucco Steel: angle iron of various sizes, rods, pipes, bars, sheets Asbestos sheets
This cost a lot of money and took a lot of space. The latter wasn’t a problem, however, because the exhibit hall was enormous and had been cleared out of all other exhibits in anticipation of starting an entirely different type of exhibit.
Third Step: Preparing Space
The next step was to prepare the large room assigned to Kronosaurus. This meant taking out the old exhibits that had been there for generations. I don’t remember precisely what was in the room. One was this Llama that hung around till Kronosaurus was mounted at which point dad introduced them. Apparently the crew that was assigned to remove all of the previous specimens from this room was distracted for a few months, so odd things sat around across the room, affording James A another chance to ham.
There was a sad part to this remodel.