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Steam engine, concrete mixing plant used for canal enlarging in 1910

Posted 29 May 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

HOLLEY – In this picture from December 1910 we see a temporary concrete mixing plant east of Holley.

It would have been used when the canal was last enlarged. Note a steam engine in the right side of the picture. Power poles in the background are that of the B. L. & R. trolley system which ran from 1908 to 1931 through Orleans County.