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National Park Mystery Photo 48: A Thingie That’s Part of a Set

 Vot da hell is dis?!

 Mystery Photo 48 was taken in a national park. If you can tell us what this thing is and name the national park in which it is located, you will be eligible for our monthly prize drawing.

No Cheating! If we catch you Googling or engaged in other sneakery we will make you write on the whiteboard 100 times:

Arguing that batting average is a very inefficient measure of a batter’s skill, sabermetricians prefer to gauge a batter's ability by on-base percentage (hits plus walks plus hit by pitches divided by at bats plus walks plus hit by pitches plus sacrifice flies, but not sacrifice bunts), slugging percentage (total bases -- one per single, two per double, three per triple, and four per home run – divided by at bats), and more recently, derivatives such as on-base slugging percentage (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage).


Is it the hub of a wagon wheel?  At Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site?

Yes and no, Eric.  You are homing in on the object, but you've got the wrong park. You're definitely hot on the trail, and it's a good bet you'll get this one.

Maybe a winch for an anchor on a sailing ship.  San Francisco Maritime NHP?

Since you say I am "hot on the Trail" I will stick with the Santa Fe Trail and try "wagon wheel hub" at Fort Union National Historic Site.
Or am I reading too much into the "hot on the trail" clue. If I am wrong, I will have to hang back and wait for some others to give me clues....

Sorry, Aron, but you are way cold. This is not part of a capstan, and it has nothing to do with San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

The mystery photo does not depict a wagon wheel hub, Eric, and it wasn't taken at Fort Union National Historic Site. The term "trail" was used only to denote being close to catching up or discovering something.

Shucky darn, there goes my idea if Eric isn't right.

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