The art of speculation and history


March 30, 2022

Cory Frye

A water wheel.

If we want to exercise our speculating and surmising abilities, the East Linn Museum's the perfect place to visit. Why?

Because it's filled by objects with obscure pasts. Some were possessions cherished and saved by owners no longer available for comment. Others were serendipitously found after having been discarded and abandoned. And still others were sent with complete histories, but not always the correct ones.

Here we'll examine a few such items from the museum's back room and one from the connected enclosure that holds the prized early logging truck, the Denby truck.

To begin, we warn...

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