The Internet has been key to the success of this project. The coolest thing about the Internet is not the high tech satellite imagery or the search engines. It is the people. There are a lot of great people in the old car hobby. I've been participating on the Dodge Power Wagon forum ( http://www.dodgepowerwagonforum.com ) for more than a decade. I've made a lot of good friends there. A handy thing about truck guys is that they have a habit of hauling old junk around with their trucks. Through that network, I found a fellow enthusiast who was travelling to the Portland area. I subsidized his fuel and he picked up the REO in Shaniko. He transported the truck back to his place in central Nevada. While that was still 1,500 miles from my house, it was 400 miles closer to home. More importantly, he took the REO apart for me, so the cab would be ready to transport back to Missouri in the bed of a pickup truck. I know, it is kind of a shame that the 2-ton REO was relegated to parts, but we're confident that it will be for a good cause. I'm deeply aware that the old REO sheepherder's truck was a part of the history of the high desert and a fixture in the town of Shaniko. I like to think that I preempted the inevitable removal/recycling of the truck by people who may not have appreciated its rarity or had the resources to put it back on the road. This REO will be back on the road. It will live on. I think the best thing we can do for the history of Shaniko is to keep telling this story. I shared these thoughts with the guy who helped me disassemble the truck. He is metal sculptor. The unused parts will be incorporated into his art. We brought home the cab. The grill and headlights are decorating our shop. The rest, we left in Nevada. I particularly hope the tic-tac-toe game painted on the right front fender will be incorporated into some art that carries on the spirit of those that painted that on the old truck.