|Taylor family tomb; Glenwood Cemetery|
Germany, he recovered to return stateside and was assigned to Liberty Bond fundraising events - touring the country by train with Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford.
|Silver Blu male and Noble White female at Taylor ranch|
Circa the 1890s Maynard was home to more than 200 horses. There was often call for the knacker - a person in the trade of taking away and rendering (processing) animals that either died on farms or were still alive but of no use and unfit for human consumption, such as horses that could no longer work. A horse carcass, rendered, had many uses. The meat would end up in the food at a mink ranch or fox farm, or a greyhound race track, or for pet food, or to a pig farm. Bones were ground up for bone meal fertilizer. Hides went to leather. Hide scraps, hooves and joints were processed to make glue for the furniture and paper trades (hence the idea of old horses being sent to the glue factory).
In British slang "knackered" or "ready for the knacker's yard" means that one is either very tired or so old/infirm as to no longer able to do useful work. "Ready for the glue factory" has the same tone.