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Catalog Number 2006.044.0052
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Cable for the Aerial Tram—During the three years (1905-07) during which the aerial tram was constructed, all of the cable was hauled by the freighting outfit of Jack Wilson (far right). One of his principal drivers was Joe Narlow, "Roarin' Joe," shown here handling the eighthorse team preparing to haul the 7 ton load up the hill from Electric. Even with the pride felt in perfectly matched teams, sometimes one particular horse would cause trouble. Such was the case with the back outside white "Pete." Many times on a difficult haul Pete would refuse to pull, dancing up and down to represent to his driver that he was working, when he was really holding up the load. A few wellplaced blows between the ears and Pete would cease the dancing and bear down, bringing the load along in good style.
Photographer Bill Whithorn
Title Cable for the Aerial Tram
Collection Whithorn Collection