By Gary Lloyd
ARGO — A local restaurant is preserving a piece of history.
Crazy Horse restaurant in Argo is using wrought iron fencing from the now-demolished Jack Wood Stadium in Trussville to close in an outdoor patio area.
Crazy Horse owner Hunter Evans graduated from Hewitt-Trussville High School in 1998. His grandfather, James Edward Daniel, donated the iron at least 30 years ago, Evans said.
The fencing was used near the ticket booth between the tunnel and the adjacent school building. Evans said his grandfather also did the iron fencing along the Trussville Cemetery, across from Trussville City Hall.
For Evans, the addition of the fencing to his restaurant is more than just preserving part of Jack Wood Stadium.
“It’s preserving the legacy of my granddad,” he said.
When people come to eat at the restaurant, will Evans and the Crazy Horse staff tell them about why the fencing has been added?
“Oh, yeah,” Evans said.
The Trussville City Council in January approved Stone & Sons Electrical to move the lighting from Jack Wood Stadium to the fields behind Hewitt-Trussville Middle School for $61,285.
The Trussville City Board of Education has already approved an intergovernmental agreement with the city of Trussville for the use of the fields. The agreement will allow Trussville Parks and Recreation to use the fields behind Hewitt-Trussville Middle School, which are former soccer and band fields. The city plans to use the fields for soccer, flag football and lacrosse.
The city will pay for maintenance and for the bills in exchange for the use of the fields.
Also being preserved near Jack Wood Stadium and the New Deal-era school building are trees that were planted in memory of various people.
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