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Built from an 1890s steam engine, a Weber grill and a collection of scavenged parts, Don Bumgarner’s rotisserie grill sits outside his house in Lakeside. (Jeremy Weber/Daily Inter Lake)

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Retired physics teacher harnesses old-time energy source
August 2, 2020 1 a.m.

Retired physics teacher harnesses old-time energy source

Faced with hours of newfound free time during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lakeside retired physics teacher Don Bumgarner decided to take a step back in time. Wanting a rotisserie for his grill, Bumgarner set to work on his own design using not electricity, but a 500-pound steam engine from the 1880s.