We shared this vintage brain teaser with our Facebook friends and Twitter followers this morning, asking if anyone knew how you might separate the two pieces of the wooden puzzle without irreversibly damaging either.
Before we reveal the answer, some background information about this wonderful artifact seems in order. Rod Headrick, an LCHS Board member, friend of the organization, and long-time Latah County resident, donated the puzzle to our collection. It was crafted by his father, Frank Headrick, who farmed in the area for many years. Frank fashioned this tricky item out of local white pine, Idaho's state tree, and employed it to win a number of bets and free drinks. The puzzle reflects the rich heritage of the region in several ways, including as an artifact of Latah County craftsmanship as well as a symbol of the good-natured humor possessed by many farmers. We're so pleased that Rod has entrusted us with this delightful piece of family memorabilia.
|Frank Headrick photo, donated by Rod Headrick. The embedded caption serves as further proof of the amiable humor of Latah County farmers.|
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