Photo: Damaged NWX/Canadian Club Reefer 14471 (1935)


Bob Chaparro
 

Photo: Damaged NWX/Canadian Club Reefer 14471 (1935)

Photo from Helena History website:

http://www.helenahistory.org/liquor-warehouse-in-ruins-1935.html

Caption:

“Talk had already begun by April of 1935 of moving the operations of the state liquor warehouse to a bigger facility. At the time, it was housed in the former Lindsay Fruit Co. building on Bozeman St. in the Sixth Ward. Under consideration for a new warehouse was the repurposing of the largely disused Nabisco factory at 1308 Boulder Avenue.

Before a move could be undertaken, the devastating earthquakes in October of 1935 heavily damaged both the former fruit company warehouse and the Nabisco factory, making the construction of a modern warehouse a priority.”

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA


akerboomk
 

Any idea why the entire loading platform (in front of the NWX reefer, to the right of the pickup) appears to be on wheels?
(look at the bottom-right, near the front track)
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Ken Akerboom