Bibs, Straw Hats and Pony Tails

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50 HP Case traction engine.
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Chady Atteberry with his 65 Hp Case that he has owned for 50 years.
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All photos on these pages by Mark Corson, taken at the 1997 Pawnee, Oklayoma show.
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Ed Larson and Joe Graziana with Ivan Burns' Advance Rumely, feature engine of the show.
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Lewis Woods of Mustang, OK and his 1918 Wood Bros, engine. This will be 1998's feature engine.
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Amos Rixmann telling the history of threshing.
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Chady Atteberry 65 HP Case on the prony brake. Amos Rixmann at the brake, Richard Rovig with his hand on the coal box, Chady on the engine.
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9374 Roosevelt Street, Crown Point, Indiana 46307

Rain and rainbows come natural to the Oklahoma Steam Threshers
and Gas Engine Show. The 1997 Reunion was held over the weekend of
May 2, 3, and 4, at Pawnee, Oklahoma. The slightly muddy show
grounds were hardly noticed during the opening ceremonies on
Friday.

With no time to waste, the Reunion activities soon began.
Traction engines, gas tractors and threshers all were part of the
weekend parade of power. Amos Rixmann ran the prony brake almost
non-stop. A fine threshing display was held with blacksmithing, saw
milling, shingle mill, a farm toy show, corn grinding and more.

All this was second to many of the local friends that help put
on the weekend events: Dana Hicks, president of the club, John and
Dot Fry, Shane Fry, Chady Atteberry and his two daughters, Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Larson, Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. Kelly, L.
Woods, Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Beurs, Henry and Paul Martens, just to
name a few.

All were pleased with the weather and equipment at the show this
year, though many will soon forget. In forty-two years the weather
may not have always been the best; friends still came to hear those
old stories.

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