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The tanbark wagon


My great uncle Ed Roberts was known for his strength.  One day, he, great uncle Bascum Roberts,  grandpa Fred Roberts and grandpa Claude Baker were at the top of Powell Mountain loading tanbark into a wagon.  When they tried to leave, the rear, right wagon wheel got hung on a root.  Confident of his strength, Ed tried to raise the wagon full of tanbark over the root.  He couldn’t do it.  Grandpa Roberts walked up to the wagon and as if it weren’t anything, lifted the wagon up over the root.

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