Photos from Show Season 2006

Readers capture one-of-a-kind moments on the 2006 show circuit.

Members of the Rock River Thresheree (Edgerton, Wis.) celebrated the annual show’s 50th anniversary in a very big way. On Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006, the club put together a threshing extravaganza featuring 12 threshing machines belted to 12 steam engines, all threshing wheat at the same time. The rigs (seven of which are shown here) were lined up back-to-back in two rows so all of the straw would accumulate in one location. Photographer Gail Kuhlow, Avalon, Wis., had a bird’s-eye view, working from the top of a 60-foot bucket truck.