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Stump The Beaver: September/October 2015

Sep 17, 2015 01:33PM ● Published by Erik Dittmann

Vincent on the Beaver Slide at the Beaver Dam YMCA


By: "Marty, the Beaver Vintner"


 

Jim from Beaver Dam asks:  There is a Beaver Slide at the Beaver Dam YMCA (see photo of Vincent on the Beaver Slide). Is that the one and only Beaver Slide in the entire world?

Answer:  No, there are many Beaver Slides located on farms out west (see photo of the other kind of Beaver Slide).

 

Jim asks a follow-up question:  That other Beaver Slide doesn't look like a beaver.  So, why is it called a "Beaver Slide"?

Answer:  Because it was invented in Beaverhead County, Montana.

 

Jim asks another follow-up question:  What are those other Beaver Slides good for?

Answer:  They are used to pile hay on huge stacks (to see a Beaver Slide in operation, watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63yIf8wgKI0).  Indeed, hay can be stored for about 5 years on those huge stacks.

 

Jim asks yet again another follow-up question:  How come I've never seen any of those Beaver Slides in Wisconsin?

Answer:  It rains too much in Wisconsin – hay spoils if we store it outside without covering it.

  

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