GREENRIDGE Steam and Gas Antique Show

| May/June 1995

  • Don Schultz, Howard Mickelson and Virgil Crouch'
    Don Schultz, Howard Mickelson and Virgil Crouch take time out to visit at the Greenridge Show near Irwin, Iowa.

  • Don Schultz, Howard Mickelson and Virgil Crouch'


Warm temperatures and cool breezes were given at least partial credit for the record turnout both days at the Greenridge Steam and Gas Antique Show according to Greenridge president Richard Wooster. Visitors came from as far away as Florida and Washington to attend the various activities.

This year a remodeled 'Opry House' sported more room for the musicians and dancers. A Texas-style acoustic jam was held both with demonstration and teaching of line-dancing. Elmer Jensen, head of the music, played host to many groups of musicians from Nebraska and Iowa, including the Silver Creek Cloggers.

The Greenridge Steam show members and the Albert City, Iowa, Steam Show members have an agreement whereby they help each other at their shows. This has worked great over the years. Several guest engineers helped out!

Threshing oats with the 1916 65-Case steam engine was held in the east field with engineer Danny Mickelson of Harlan and guest engineer Karl Lind of Albert City.

Howard Mickelson's 1915 Case steam engine was run by Marlowe Feldman of Albert City and Max Miller of Griswold. It powered Don Ferry's 1902 Aultman and Taylor sawmill. Howard's half-size steam engine ran the wood planing machine. Engineers besides Howard on that steam engine were Clark Ahrenholz assisted by Al Peterson of Irwin. Don's guest helpers at the sawmill include Keith Sunbladt, Albert City; John Thumma, Laurens; Bob Nelson, Atlantic and Dick Wright, Villisca. Lee Fery and Mike Holloway also had a hand in demonstrations at that site.


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