| July/August 1977

Route 2, Albert City, Iowa 50510

A bit of nostalgia filled the air near Albert City, Iowa as the young and the 'young at heart' came to attend the Annual Threshermen and Collectors Show on August 13, 14, 1976. This was the first year to be at the new permanent show site located 2 miles west and 1 north on the black top from Albert City.

Nestled in one of the shaded areas were the gas engines that varied from the tiny scale size engines of Herb Glasnapp to the assorted larger makes of Harry Hanson. Twenty four gas engine exhibitors created a lot of enjoyment for those of us who visited 'Gas Engine Land.'

Fifty nine gas tractors located on Tractor Hill were represented by a variety of makes and sizes including a 30-60 Aultman Taylor of Mark Erickson and a Cod of Dale Lindstrum.

Some of the tractors that were at the show for the first time included a 1917 Huber cross-mount of Curt Stein, a 28-50 Hart Parr of Paul and Bill Schulte, a 15-27 Crossmount Case of Ed Lammers, a Silver King of Robert Strandbert, a J. D. L of Darrel Gebers, a J. D. AW of Eldon Johnson, a Twin City of Richard Sehl, a J. D. GP wide tread of Leroy Freeze, a McCormick 10-20 of Arnold Bolder, a McCormick 15-30 of Ted Schulte, a Farmall Regular of Eldon Woodford, a Fordson of Simon Kooima, a Case CC of Arlan Brouchous, an Oliver-Parr of George and Oscar Wilson, a La Crosse Happy Farmer that was formerly owned by Carl Peterson and a small Gibson by Jake Henkel.

Smoke and steam from a 20-60 Aultman Taylor steam engine was managed by Harry Swanson and Dean Lindblad. When not on the 36th separator, they hooked onto a 6-bottom hand lift platform plow and made a round in the stubble field.


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