FLANDREAU, SOUTH DAKOTA


| March/April 1964



1937 Ford Chassis

This is my steam Lizzy, a 1937 Ford Chassis with a 30 gallon water tank, Clark boiler and the coal bunker is under the front seat. The engine is from King Bens Railroad at Benton Harber, Michigan. It has a 3 x 6 Baker Valve Gear. It ran on a 15 inch track

Also on the scene was Clarence Dubby of Sioux Falls, South Dakota with his John Jenkins special, a five horse model steam engine, pulling a model Avery Separator from Harrisburg, South Dakota. I am sorry that I don't have the owners name. The separator really shows fine workmanship and took three years to make. It is perfect in every way and does a fine job of threshing. Mr. Fatt from Harrisburg was there with his model steam engine, about 3 feet long, and complete in every way.

Wallace Palm of Palm Chevrolet Co., Flandreau, South Dakota, got in contact with and arranged an antique car show which attracted much attention. There were several old gas and oil tractors and an 18 inch, hand feed threshing machine with straw carrier owned by Joe Habager of Madison, South Dakota. Also, a feed mill with a stone roller and a stone back concave made of Jasper granite rock, manufactured about 80 to 90 years ago and put back in working order by John W. Meyers of Flandreau, to where it did a good job of grinding.

Mr. A. L. Storer is a live stock dealer and trucker of 40 years and was raised in the community. Mr. Rude is a deep well driller of this area and has been in the business for 38 years. Mr. Rude is the first licensed airplane pilot of Flandreau and still holds a valid pilot certificate.

Prizes of $15.00 were given by the Civic & Commerce of Flandreau to the oldest person attending the show and it was Mrs. Thorson of Flandreau who was 92 years of age. The person coming the further rest to see the show was from Lead, South Dakota where the worlds largest and richest gold mines are, for a distance of 400 miles and received the $10.00 prize. The Flandreau High School Band played many numbers for the visitors. There also was an old time orchestra for the older folks which received many favorable comments. There were two lunch stands on the grounds which had lots of good food to offer and also free pony rides for the kids.

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