Monday, October 02, 2006

Building Bridges

Nathan Parmer (b. 1871 in what would become Orlando) had been trained as a blacksmith, but it seems that as times changed his skills working with iron served him in new ways. He was a steel worker for the Cole & Coke railroad.

David Parmer shares this photo and tells us that
"The railroad photo was taken at Burnsville around 1905 and shows the crew building the Coal and Coke railroad trestle across the the Little Kanawha River.

"The closeup (left) of this same photo shows four of the workmen who are standing on top of the trestle. The man second from the left with hat and mustache is my great grandfather Nathan Parmer."

See also
Wed, July 12, '06 Ollie & Nathan Parmer

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