Nearly 100 years ago a worn-out steam railroad engine was discarded by a phosphate mine and buried in mining debris. This past Friday, nearly two years after it was found by Mosaic workers, the resurrected engine hulk was on display at the Mulberry Phosphate Museum as a monument to mining days of old.
The 21-ton hulk, found on land between Bartow and Mulberry just north of State Road 60, was unearthed by Mosaic workers who were tending to abandoned Mulberry phosphate property. They found the relic buried under some 20 feet of detritus and dirt.
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