Second Reunion of the Midwest Old Settlers and Threshers Association in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
On a beautiful fall day in 1951, the second Midwest Old Settlers and Threshers Association took place in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
A view of Mr. J.H. Whitbey's M. Rumely 20 hp No. 6785 built in 1913. Mr. Whitbey is from Fort Wayne, Ind. This engine is equippped with a locomotive bell and whistle of a scrapped locomotive PRR engine No. 5407. Mr. Ted Griner of Fort Wayne, adapted the whistle to the engine. This engine pulled 75 hp on the Prony brake at Alvordton.
The Port Huron Longfellow owned and reconditioned by Elmer Heiland of Anna, Ohio. This was taken at their Reunion last year. The engine is perfect in condition and looks. The question is often asked if it pays to put so much work on an engine to make it look and work so perfectly. We are sure it does in satisfaction to yourself and the many who look at it. This engine kept Elmer out of some devilment for about six months.
This is the grandson of Mr. C. M. Bush. He is a fine looking fellow and seems to know his place in life. We know he is happy that he has a grandfather that furnishes real playthings.
Queen of the Threshermen's Convention, "Queen Ann Lagley" of Colwich, Kan., is shown the cutting knives of the 54 inch Reeves mill present at the 1951 convention. N. J. Knapp of Sedgwick, Kan., has the pleasure of showing Queen Ann the large mill.