WA Stevens, a Springfield contractor, is paving the parking lot at the heritage center. But before that work got underway, a South Charleston man got a chance to crush gravel in the lot using a 1921 Kelly Springfield Roller. The steam-powered equipment is owned by the Clark County Historical Society and got its first real work in decades on Tuesday morning.
John Yowler, of South Charleston, said he spent the last several years refurbishing the equipment to make it road-worthy again. A boiler produces steam to power the machine, which Yowler used Tuesday to compact the gravel lot before WA Stevens paved the area.