How A Farmer Tracked His Daughter in Waldgirmes

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A funny story from our visit today to the Heimatmuseum in Waldgirmes, near Wetzlar, Germany. The museum’s director showed us a shoe made in the late 1800s by a local farmer/shoemaker. He placed the studs in a certain way so that he could track his daughter’s movements around the village. (Which back then had dirt streets, like all German villages and small towns)

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It was an early form of a GPS system.

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