Burns, Oregon: Large Ball of String

265 pounds of it. Made by a mom to stay sane after she lost a son in World War II.

Harney County Historical Museum

Address:
18 W. D St., Burns, OR
Directions:
At the Harney County Historical Museum. North edge of town, on D Street, just west of US 20/395/Broadway.
Hours:
T-F 10 am - 4 pm, Sa 10 am -3. Only open April - Sept. Other times by appointm (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
541-573-5618
RA Rates:
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Large Ball of Twine

County Museum. They possess a large ball of twine. I don't know why.

[Dac Tama, 08/05/1998]

September 2008: The Ball is made of string, not twine. It weighs 265 pounds and is reportedly 40 inches in diameter. We were told that a Mrs. Henry Steward spent 18 years making the ball "to maintain her sanity" after she lost a son during World War II.


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