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Museum Mystery

This week's Museum Mystery (above) is an axle on a wagon that is believed to have been built by the Thrasher-Wilkerson Livery Wagon company. The Wilkerson name is painted on the axle. The stable was originally located where Watson and Knox Insurance is now. The stable thrived in Thomson in the late 1800s and early 1900s, selling carts and horses until automobiles arrived on the scene in the 1920s. Each week, readers can test their knowledge of history by trying to identify a mystery item on the Reflections page of The McDuffie Mirror, courtesy of the McDuffie Museum. Sometimes, the item might seem obvious, but museum Director Jenny Lindsay encourages readers to try to figure out the details behind the item.

Web posted on Thursday, October 15, 2009

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