Agricultural Heritage of the Pacific Northwest

Museum trio in the Pacific Northwest preserves agricultural heritage in bountiful region

A massive horsepower that once ran a stationary threshing machine
This massive horsepower (the bull gear measures 7 feet across) once ran a stationary threshing machine, grain grinder or drag saw before being abandoned where last used in about 1900. The operator stood on a platform at the center; a hole in the center post held a whip. When the piece was formally dedicated to the Eastern Washington Agricultural Museum, 14 volunteers “powered” the sweep, taking the place of horses.