Vista, CA - Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum - While many folks are familiar with the rock group of the 1960's "Buffalo Springfield" perhaps some don't realize that the inspiration for that group was a Buffalo-Springfield steamroller. The roller was near the apartment of one of the band members (Frazier Mohawk) on Fountain Avenue in Los Angeles, California USA. Frazier is said to have pried off the Buffalo-Springfield cast-iron nameplate and nailed it to the wall of the Fountain Avenue apartment he and others in the band shared. The nameplate is pictured on the front of one of their albums. If your webmaster were to guess, that infamous "steamroller" was likely gasoline or diesel powered, not steam powered. However, pavement rollers are often referred to as steamrollers probably because the first ones that were of practical use were indeed steam powered.
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From Daily Archive 07