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 Posted: Sun Jun 18th, 2017 08:07 pm
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Michael M



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Somewhere I remember reading about freight charges in the 1800s.  For those mining towns without a railroad connection freighting expenses, charges were often by weight, could get rather outrages.  Corrugated tin would probably weigh a lot less than lumber and should have been cheaper to haul.  There are a number of photos where buildings were clad in flat metal, often cut and flattened from discarded metal containers.  In Rhyolite one miner made a house from discarded bottles (whiskey?).

http://www.mikesjournal.com/February%202008/Rhyolite%20Bottle%20House.htm

It would be interesting, and maybe somewhat challenging, to model a bottle house.



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