Surprise Find Stops a Bulldozer

Sometimes the biggest surprises don’t come wrapped in colorful paper – but rather old wood siding.

Last week Mark Mach was all set to bulldoze an old farmhouse a quarter mile off Farm-to-Market Road 609 in the Hostyn area for some landowners, the Van Wart family of Smithville, who were going to build a new place there.

But as Mach, Rudy Engstrom and Steve Shroyer were checking out the old house, they noticed old wood beams in the attic.



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