End of ADS-L Digest - 24 Dec 1995 to 25 Dec 1995 ************************************************ There is one message totalling 32 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Frontier Doctors (fwd) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 28 Dec 1995 15:49:14 -0600 From: Dan Goodman Subject: Frontier Doctors (fwd) ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Thu, 28 Dec 1995 09:27:49 -0800 (PST) From: trlcr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]timberland.lib.wa.us To: Stumpers list Subject: Frontier Doctors This one really has us stumped! Patron is looking for the name of an object used by horse and buggy doctors to secure the horse- drawn buggy. It was a weight carried in the buggy until the doctor arrived at his/her destination. This weight was then attached to a horses bridle so the horse would not run off with the buggy. He has heard it called a "ground anchor" and would like to know the actual name. Besides medical history books, etc., I had fun looking through the 1897 Sears Catalog to no avail. Patron thinks it was used in the late 1800s. Any help would be appreciated. Mary Ann Shaffer ******************************** Timberland Regional Library Central Reference 313 8th Ave SE Olympia WA 98501 trlcr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]timberland.lib.wa.us fax: (360) 943-6347 ********************************