YOUNGER STEAM FAN

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R. D. 2, Fairfield, Iowa.

I received my copy of the May-June issue and enjoyed the Case and N & S histories, and hope to see more like them. Am enclosing seven dollars for the following books: * * *.

I am one of the younger steam fans. The first steam engine I saw was 12 years ago, a Russell, 16 hp., in use at a sorghum mill for grinding cane and furnishing steam heat for the evaporation of the juice. This was when I was 8 years old and was on a farm northeast of Burlington, Iowa near where we once lived. That was what aroused my interest in steam.

Dad and I have attended the Midwest Old Settlers Reunion at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and I think it is a shame so many fine steam engine still in good shape, have been junked before the beginning of the threshermens reunions now in existence and just getting started in other places. I think it is very fine there is the interest in these associations for this was a very definite part of the American scene and one to have the equipment and thoughts preserved for the younger generations benefits.

Have been receiving the ALBUM for some time and we all like it fine. Keep it coming.