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
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