Dan Henthorn, in his 80s, seems to be reflecting on his past
years spent working in the oilfields of Elk Fork, Tyler County,
West Virginia. Dan was a regular exhibitor of model oil derricks
and steam engines at the West Virginia Oil and Gas Festival. He was
born 1902 and died in 1984.
Picture was supplied by his son, Dale Henthorn. Sent to us by
Edward Grimsey, 969 Iron Bridge Road, Mount joy, Pennsylvania
Decades of Wooden Creations
Join David recall his childhood memories of building his first homemade wooden car, which turned into decades of wooden creations.
A Bit of Nostalgia
Read these endearing reminiscences about a homemade “sidewalk car,” built from a Maytag washing machine engine.
Sawing Wood, Any Way You Can
Whether by car or by Galloway engine, sawing wood was a chore that had to be done.