EAGAN 1974

Show Notes From John

| March/April 1975

1511 Iglehart Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55104

The 1974 Eagan Steam Show was held September 14th and 15th, on the George H. Ohman Jr. farm. The show site is at the intersection of Pilot Knob Road and Route 32.

The Ohman farm is located about seven miles south of the Mendota bridge just out of St. Paul and about seven miles northwest of Rosemount in Eagan township. The Ohman holdings consist of the George Jr. home where the show grounds are located, and the adjoining farm owned and operated by George H. Ohman Sr. and his son, Marvin.

Corn, oats and soy beans are the main crops in production. Each year oats are cut and stacked, usually at least eight stacks are built in two four-stack settings. Stacked grain bundles go through a sweat and enough time lapses after stacking so that the bundles are dry enough to thresh.

Show time is also threshing time at the Ohman farm. The grain is hauled from the machines in trucks and straw is baled when threshing and show time is over.

Lloyd Belden came with his 65 HP Case, running Ohman's 36 inch Minneapolis separator with wing feeders. Engineer Ted Knack of St. Paul Park was on duty with this one.