8 HP Russell engine owned by Marc Lamoreaux, Waterville, Kansas. This engine is nicely restored and Marc is just mounting the footboard. Courtesy of Edwin H. Bredemeier, Steinauer, Nebraska 68441.
Steinauer, Nebraska 68441.
The Albany Historical Society and Museum held its 1971 Jubilee and Show in July on the 17th and 18th. The weather was perfect both days. The attendance was up from 1970.
The special attractions were the Tractor Pull contest on Saturday and Pony Pull contest on Sunday. With steam engines and early day tractor threshing, parades, antique car exhibits, one cylinder gas engines and scale model steam engines each day. As a special on Sunday, a Swap Meet and Flea Market was added and was well received.
Albany is a ghost town 2 miles north of Sabetha, Kansas and the only original building left is a limestone two story church that is well preserved. It has been converted to a museum on the first floor where there were school classes held originally.
The organizations constructed a large metal building this year before the show that was put to good use. They have several one room country school houses in use and a C R I & P Ry Depot with a circle track in front and one caboose of pre 1920 vintage. The depot is furnished in about the 1910 era.
If traveling in Northern and Southern Kansas, stop in at the Museum in the afternoon during the summer months. Someone is usually there.
Watch for 1972 show dates and plan on attending.