Hoolet’s Boot Scraper, Barnhill


2013 Show scraper Hoolets J Brown

2013 Hoolet’s Boot Scraper by Jim Brown

Nice little simple post today. This 2013 photo by Jim Brown was taken outside the Hoolet’s (Then the Hoolet’s Nest).

It features a metal boot scraper, used for scraping the layers of mud off your boots before going in for a drink. The shoe scraper, I believe is still there today, in the same place it’s been for generations.

I can just imagine the workers in the nearby Wheatland fields coming in at the end of the day, or a weary miner returning back to Barnhill or Larkfield, using this little piece of metal.

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