BUTTERFIELD STEAM & GAS ENGINE SHOW


| May/June 1970

  • Blacksmithing
    Farmers' blacksmith shop is a new feature at the 1969 Butterfield Show. Recreated and operated by Palmer H. Mathistad, the shop features a portable forge and all the tools necessary for blacksmithing before the welder became prevalent on farms. Of special
    Butterfield Advocate Newspaper
  • 1969 Butterfield Steam & Gas Engine Show
    Aerial view of the 1969 Butterfield Steam & Gas Engine Show. The wooded park area provides welcome shade for the numerous exhibitors with lots of room for campers and trailers, too. The building in the foreground is Engine House No. 1, the pride of Butter
    Butterfield Advocate Newspaper
  • Barb wire
    Displaying over 75 types of barb wire was Palmer H. Mathistad, Minnesota's first citizen to be listed in ''Who's Who in Bar Wire Collecting.'' Mathistad's collection has about 25 types found here in Watonwan County, including the rare ''Kelly's Diamond Ba
    Butterfield Advocate Newspaper

  • Blacksmithing
  • 1969 Butterfield Steam & Gas Engine Show
  • Barb wire

From the Butterfield Advocate

Newspaper

(Our thanks to Marcia R. Paulson, Editor of Butterfield Advocate for permission to use write-up and pictures.)

The Butterfield Threshermen's Association (Butterfield, Minn.) held its third annual Steam and Gas Engine Show the weekend of Aug. 16-17, and around 20,000 people were on hand to enjoy this increasingly popular event.



Though only three years old, the show is one of the finest around; and the town folks (all 601 of them) and people from the surrounding area are working hard to turn it into a real classic.

At the Butterfield Show you will find that the emphasis in on perfection and activity. Everything has been beautifully restored and is in perfect running condition.