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Edwin H. Bredemeier
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.

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