FIRST THRESHERMENS REUNION EVER HELD IN CANADA


| November/December 1955



This well written article was unintentionally pushed back for a year. We think it worth while and are now presenting it to you. We hope you enjoy it as we did and that all concerned will forgive us for this delay. Editor.

From our lovely northern city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, we take pleasure in submitting a report to our many friends from across the Line on our first reunion. But first a few details about ourselves.

Our Museums are incorporated under the Western Development Museum Act passed by the Saskatchewan Legislature in 1949. All of the activities and full control over the Museums and the exhibits is vested in a Board whose members are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor-in-Council. These members serve without pay.

Main credit for the organization of the museums in 1947 should go to Mr, J. L. Phelphs, who was at that time Minister of Natural Resources for the Province and who, as Board Chairman, is still the moving spirit behind the enterprise.

Of the many others who gave freely of their time and energies to get the projects organized we might mention Prof. E. A. Hardy, Prof. J. G. (Grant) McEwan, both of the University here and Roy Potter, well known to many readers of the IRON-MEN ALBUM.

That was only eight years ago and now we have three airplane hangers filled to overflowing with relics of the pioneer days ranging from small household articles to giant steam threshers. The hangars are situated, one at North Battleford, one at Yorkton with the main hangar within the city limits of Saskatoon, where most of the reconditioning work and business is done.