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Old 01-22-2008, 09:57 PM
Jim Blum Jim Blum is offline
 
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The boilers had been cut out and became home to the theater where the "Mellerdrama" GOLD IN DEM THAR HILLS (or name similar) was performed. The DQ would land alongside so the passengers could attend the show after touring the town. Due to the condition of the Sprague's hull--so we were told--the DQ started landing closer to the mouth of the Yazoo--close to a sawmill where a sign was nailed to a tree by the wash-up area where the majority of the laborers gathered---the message 'BE ON THE JOB WHEN THE WHISTLE BLOWS and STAY ON THE JOB UNTIL THE WHISTLE BLOWS.'
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