We had a tasty lunch at the Depot Restaurant which was housed in the old LeRoy railroad station. Train destinations were posted in German as part of the decor and a round model train track was fastened to the ceiling. All in all a striking ambiance with excellent food and service.
|The Deport Restaurant|
|Entrance to the Jello Museum|
Perhaps the greatest surprise of the day for me was visit to the transportation history display in the basement of the Jello Museum. As I entered the display I was stunned to see a plow display for the Leroy Plow Company. Since I recently have been lecturing on the evolution of the plow and working with antique plow models I am tuned into the role of the plow in the development of our nation. It was an amazing find to view the LeRoy Plow Company history and learn that this LeRoy, New York company had manufactured as many a 25,000 plows a year and remained in business even through World War II.
I expect that I will be delighted to find more interesting things in the remainder of our day vacations. It is nice to know that we can discover wonderful things near to our home.
|LeRoy PLow Company Shovel Plow|