1511 Iglehart Ave. St. Paul, MN 55104
The Tenth Annual Steam Engine Threshing and Lumber Sawing Show at St. Stephen, Minnesota, was held October 5th and 6th, 1974.
St. Stephen is fourteen miles Northwest of St. Cloud, Minnesota, or twelve miles north of St. Joseph off Highway 52, and six miles S.W. of Rice off Highway No. 10.
The site of the show is on the 'Vouk Farm'; gates opening at 9:00 o'clock. A parade of all rolling units, comprising steam engines, tractors, antique cars, etc. took place each day at 1:00 o'clock. Ten steam engines and fifteen gas and oil tractors were on display.
Threshing was carried on with steam engines and gas tractors furnishing the power. Besides grain threshing, activity such as lumber sawing, a shingle mill, an old type hay baler, a hand feed thresher, a giant wood splitter and a lathe mill drew interested spectators. Clover hulling and corn shredding were in operation. A model steam threshing rig was on display, and the ring of the blacksmith's hammer resounded from his shop. Wool spinning was demonstrated. A 35 H.P. Engeco gas engine along with numerous gas engines, antique cars and trucks helped make up the show.
One of the attractions is a 100 year old log house featuring all of the conveniences of those days of long ago.
An Outdoor Field Mass scheduled for Saturday at 7:30 P.M. had to be cancelled due to bad weather. The Mass was sponsored by Bishop Trobec, Council of K.C.
TV star Tony Jambor with his accordion appeared on Sunday.
Another live musical attraction was 'Jolly Jay' and his band.
Refreshments and lunch were sold on the grounds. Although the weatherman didn't do too well this year by allowing wet chilly weather to move in; the show went on as usual, and a lot of satisfied people started for their cars when the show ended. 'Vouk Farm' will be ready for us in 1975, so let's try our best to get there.