| May/June 1970


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

From the Butterfield Advocate


(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.