33rd ANNUAL BIRD CITY SHOW


| January/February 1987



Russell 16-48

1919 Russell 16-48 belonging to the Brubakers of Bird City;

Star Route 7, Box 35A Pueblitos, NM 87002

I'm sending along a few photos I took at Bird City, Kansas during the 33rd annual show of the Tri-State Antique Engine and Threshers Association. Norman Dorsch, Association President, Harold Nelson, V.P. and the board of directors made the 1986 show more than its usual crowd gathering, excitement-filled four days.

Included along with the tremendous array of antique farm machinery was the swap meet, the Tri-State Antique Auto Club, the stationary engine display, plus the numerous exhibits and demonstrations depicting nearly every aspect of early pioneer life on the high plains.

18-65 HP twin cylinder under-mounted Avery owned and operated by Dwayne Nelson of Bird City, who demonstrated her power by pulling a twelve bottom turning plow;

The program for the steam traction engines included daily races, (both fast and slow), parades, grain threshing, horse power testing on the Baker fan, plowing, and the ever popular stunts on the pyramid block.

Setting the pace and keeping the fast moving show rolling on schedule was M. C. and announcer Hal Sager.