Saturday, September 24, 2005

drive-thru



Long before Mickey-D's offered up the concept, farmers operated drive-thrus.

This is a drive-thru corn crib, now abandoned. The farm machinery would drive in one side and stop inside the crib. There were mechanisms that transferred the corn up a vertical conveyor system, and then the tractor would drive straight through and out the other side.

There's still a chair sitting inside, next to the machinery mechanism.....as if the farmer intended to return to his work anytime. Unfortunately this structure will soon be destroyed. Currently it's home to feral cats and raccoons.

2 comments:

Floridacracker said...

Another one going? I guess it's too much to hope for that this one might wind up like the last.

Rachel said...

Nice picture. It's sad it is going to be destroyed.