12th ANNUAL THRESHING BEE MONTGOMERY, MINN.

A glimpse or the crowd attending the Rynda Reunion

A glimpse or the crowd attending the Rynda Reunion, Montgomery, Minn., 1952

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16:10' finished threshing the two stacks of grain and lunch and pony beer was again tapped and Kolacky ate by the threshing crew in the same way as used to be done in this community in the years around 1890.

Threshed 1211/2 bushels of succotash as indicated by Smith Talley Box.

Hitched up to the agitator and pulled same to the shed for the winter.

Mr. F. J. Wood had put in the first bundle and his daughter Helen cut the first bundle for him.

Feeders from 10 states took part in feeding the separator at 3 minute intervals.

Crews: Band cutters: Mrs. Joe Ferlik of New Prague, Mrs. Robert Kubes, of New Prague; stack pitcher Anchor Nelson Lt. Governor of Minnesota, of Hutchinson, John Jasan, of New Prague; straw pile: Orvalle Freeman, candidate for Governor, of Minneapolis, Mrs. Selestine Rukovama of New Prague, Mrs. John Jasan of New Prague; Dan Zehr of Pontiac, III., director of feeding con. test; Thomas Moravec, machine foreman; Herman Birnstiel and Frank Turew, grain stackers; grain haulers Emil and Calvin Dolejs; Theodore Rynda and his sons and John Weiers with his team of horses on the lumber wagon.

Water boy John Weierrs and his team of horses. Very gentle team.

Engine fireman Stanley Sheprt burning wood fuel: furnished by John Rutland.

Engineer, Steam Engine Joe. (or Joseph T. Rynda, Jr.,) owner of rig.

About 6,000 people were present from the following states: Iowa, N. Dakota, Michigan, Montana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin, also Canada, England and Arabia.

Mr. Lauren J. Badger of Gen. Del., Council Bluffs, Iowa, writes us that his father, Mr. William A. Badger of Win burn, Iowa, passed away October 15th, 1952. Mr. Badger was a subscriber to the ALBUM for many years. He had used horse power, hand feed and drag stacker up to the latest machinery. He was a repairman and a great lover of the steam engine.

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