© Photographed May 23, 2015
Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
The sprinkler followed the rutter in the road building process. Horse power was used to load the sprinkler with water by the barrel, ramp and pulley arrangement shown. The sprinkler was then pulled along the logging road and the water released to freeze in the ruts. The ruts being iced provided less resistance to the log sled bobs thus making slightly larger loads possible.Sprinkler tanks vary greatly as to size and even shape. This sprinkler tank was reduced from 9'x14' to 8'by12' to meet economy of material and space requirements of the display area. The window on the inside side of the sprinkler was opened to make possible viewing of the interior and to make the bungs and baffles visible. The original tank was caulked with pine tar, but this was simulated with black paint as the pine tar would dry and peal [sic] very quickly in the display.
The marker is located at the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum, located at Carson Park, accessible from East Half Moon Drive, between Carson Park Drive (to the south) and Pavilion Drive (to the north), at or near 1110 Carson Park Drive, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701.
NOTE: Carson Park is on an island in Half Moon Lake; East Half Moon Drive / West Half Moon Drive is a loop around the island; it is impossible to miss the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum.
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The marker is affixed to "The Sprinkler"
The marker is located at the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp.
Follow the signs to the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum.
The marker is located at Carson Park.
Carson Park is located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.