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Long Leaf in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Straddle Truck

1957

 

Hyster Model MD5760

 
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May 24, 2019
1. Straddle Truck Marker
Inscription.  
Hyster Model MD5760
(used Butane fuel)

The Straddle Truck was used to move lumber around the mill site.

It drove over a stack of lumber, 'straddling' it, and clamped under to lift it.
 
Location. 31° 0.283′ N, 92° 33.505′ W. Marker is in Long Leaf, Louisiana, in Rapides Parish. Marker can be reached from Long Leaf Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Longleaf LA 71448, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Jitney" (a few steps from this marker); "Loggers Dream" (a few steps from this marker); Lumber Transfer (within shouting distance of this marker); Dry Kilns, Old & New (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Long Leaf Sawmill (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Long Leaf Sawmill (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Long Leaf Sawmill (about 500 feet away); The Commissary (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Long Leaf.
 
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the Southern Forest Heritage Museum, Admission required.
 
Also see . . .  Museum Website. (Submitted on May 26, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 26, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 82 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2019.
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