The Marten Brothers

This stone wheel was used in founder Joseph Kelly's flour mill here on the bank on the Cedar River.  After the mill closed, the wheel, being really heavy, nobody wanted it.  It laid on the bank of the river for almost 20 years, until these Marten Bros decided they could use it to shrink and stretch wagon wheel tires.  Huh?  It's been on this "Andres Patio" for as long as I can remember.  It be difficult to find someone to make you a stone wheel like this today.  Concrete maybe?  But this is hard stone formed from a larger rock.

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