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Photo: CCC&StL Boxcar 44759 With Banner


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: CCC&StL Boxcar 44759 With Banner

A circa 1931 photo from the Grand Rapids Public Museum:

https://www.grpmcollections.org/Detail/objects/163583

This photo can be enlarged quite a bit.

Tree Tanglefoot is an adaptation of sticky flypaper adhesive that prevents destructive insects from crawling up tree trunks and damaging trees. The Tanglefoot Company was founded in 1885 and is still in business as a division of ScottsMiracle-Gro.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


Craig Wilson
 

Interesting photo.  You might be interested to know that the Tanglefoot building still exists in Grand Rapids Michigan just west of the downtown area and the Grand River (photo attached).  It was still an industrial building when I photographed it almost ten years ago.  It has since been "repurposed" into a space for local theatre performing groups.  And . . . it was next door to a Louis Padnos recycling facility which at the time had its own GE 45-ton locomotive.

Craig Wilson