How to Find Sleepers

Blue tape grid to help us find sleepers. We drilled 5 holes before striking the first sleeper. The additional 3 holes confirmed the east-west orientation of the sleepers. The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum, 2019.

We at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum have been on a weeks’ long hunt for sleepers in our Archives. Lest you think we have somnambulant creatures hiding amongst the boxes, documents, ledgers, and photos, fear not! The sleepers in this case are 2 x 4-inch boards between the hardwood…

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