Justin Sheely | The Sheridan Press
Kim Ostermyer carries a box of records to his pile in the attic of the old Sheridan Iron Works Building on Friday, May 26, 2017. The rods were installed years ago to support the roof of the attic – they serve now as an obstacle for anyone moving boxes. Ostermyer, manager of the Wyoming Room in the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library, is saving the logs, drawings, invoices and other records that has been kept in the attic of the brick building for more than 100 years. The work is slow, messy and hazardous due to the conditions of the attic, which contains decades of dust, water leaks, and dead birds. Ostermyer wears special equipment as precautions against any health risks. He says that the collection is valuable since the Sheridan Iron Works is one of the last of the oldest businesses in Sheridan to shut down. The record keeping the business had over the years was meticulous and stored over the years – a gold mine for any local historian.
From Saving History of the Sheridan Iron Works