f/8 and Be There
Fred Lynch

What the Hay!

Posted Friday, August 13, 2010, at 7:30 AM

Southeast Missourian, Dec. 5, 1957

When brakes are not well secured, this big truck load of hay, which had been parked Wednesday afternoon at the old Brown Owl restaurant spot on Highway 61, northwest of the city, started rolling and ended up in a shallow ravine on the west side of the highway near the Star Vue Theater. A portion of the truck body was demolished and considerable baled hay spilled. (Photo by G.D. Fronabarger)


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  • I worked the crash of a beer truck near Gale in the late 60s.

    People were a lot more helpful in clearing the roadway of THAT spilled product. In fact, some of the first cars to stop pulled away with their frames almost dragging the ground, I was told.

    -- Posted by ksteinhoff on Fri, Aug 13, 2010, at 7:49 AM
  • There was a crash on I-44 sometime back involving a refrigerated truck carrying frozen chickens. The chickens spilled out over the median, shoulders, and pavement. By the time the state got there to clean it up, the chickens were gone. The next day it was announced that the chickens were unfit for human consumption and were on the way to a dogfood factory.

    -- Posted by Yankee Station on Fri, Aug 13, 2010, at 10:49 AM
  • 1927 north kingshighway ?

    -- Posted by kcincapeg on Fri, Aug 13, 2010, at 11:17 AM
  • I loved the chicken story!

    -- Posted by voyager on Fri, Aug 13, 2010, at 12:35 PM
  • Ditto.

    -- Posted by Maynard on Sat, Aug 14, 2010, at 10:01 AM
  • any comment about what name is on the truck door? I am unable to read it...

    -- Posted by jacksonjazzman on Mon, Aug 16, 2010, at 1:02 PM
    Fred Lynch
    D. Oliver & Sons Farm Products

    East Prairie, Mo.

    BL 42000