Winner, South Dakota
I am enclosing a photo of my 12hp 1908 Case engine in the
September 7th, 1953, Labor Day Parade with which I took first
There were thousands looking on with interest as the old engine
went by pulling a trailer loaded with old threshermen and a sign
above their heads saying ‘Old Threshermen never die they just
The parade was about a mile and a half long, consisting of old
time cars, decorated floats, National Guard units, American Legion
members, band units, etc. It was the best parade Winner ever had
according to the onlookers.
George Fritle is on the engine with me at the left side.
I enjoy reading your ALBUM and am keeping all the copies and
read them over again. We sure enjoy the Old Settlers doings at Mt.
Pleasant, Iowa. The people we met were so pleasant and everything
was so good that we plan to go back next year. Was glad we got to
see you and also Mr. Smith.
Have been reading Mr. Smith’s Album of American Steam
Traction Engines now and then since we got home. Like it fine. I
have three engines16 hp. A & T., 12 hp. Case, and a 6 hp.
Wishing you lots of good luck in your good work.