Move north toward the Mississippi border and you can add pines and hills to this scene.
The Halloween engine seemed appropriate.
Was it associated with the Fernwood railroad?
Then I approached a covered wagon.
I was not that far from Brookhaven. Possibly Zetus was the first depot west of town.
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kept me away.
before dark. Dark and deer go together in these parts.
Hitting a deer on a motorcycle can be terminal.
Here another added map which locates some of the pictures below.
Zetus is the best road in from Brookhaven. Like most railroads cutting traversing high ground,
it follows the streams (blue dashes and sold blue lines).
Notice "Smith Grocery". I missed dropping south and checking out Cobbs where there
was a sidetrack like at Zetus which indicates a possible depot.
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There was definitely a depot at Cobbs.
he contraption sitting on the stump looks like an
animal-powered cane mill for grinding sugarcane. The vertical shaft at the
top would have had a long pole attached, the other end of which would be
attached to a horse, mule, or ox that would walk in a circle around the
mill. The cane stalks would be fed through the square hole on one side,
would be mashed between rollers, and the bagasse would come out a similar hole
on the other side. The arched hole on the near side is lower and seems to
have a spout on its bottom edge. That’s where the cane juice would flow
out into a barrel to be moved to where it would be cooked down into syrup.
Coming off US 84 was yet another "Dummyline Rd". (on Map)
I want to leave the railroad enthusiast with this 1930's schedule. If I'd had it I wouldn't have missed Cobbs
At some crossroads along the way.