Pioneer Museum acquires some old tools


A bench full of hammers, hammer heads and labels, plus some of Amanda Covey's internet research on them. - Jacob Wagner photo

A local museum focused on honoring the people who make the community's history now has a collection of tools from a worker on display.

Antique hammers and wrenches were donated by Robert McClure this month to the Coulee Pioneer Museum in Electric City.

The hammers belonged to Delbert McClure, Robert's father, and a former mayor of Electric City in the late 1960s who also owned Del's Texaco there.

Amanda Covey, who volunteers at the museum, which is open from 1-5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, has been tasked with identifying the various hammers.

She said the hammers are geared towards v...

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