| March/April 1956

Cochranville, Pennsylvania


Please find renewal check for the IRON-MEN ALBUM. It is very interesting to me as a thresher (steam engine). I always notice what is being said about the Nichols & Shepard and the Gaar Scott engines as those were the ones I fell in love with in my threshing experiences in North Dakota. I especially noticed in the last issue shocks of grain in the background of a threshing scene in North Dakota. Those miles of shocks will be hard to erase from my mind-those large threshing outfits, the crew with the dining car, the straw stack, or shed loft for a bed; the hoboes and all else that made up the unit. I must include the straw burner engines that were mine as an engineer to keep in running shape and have 'em going by sun up, to sun down. That was 50 years ago but it is still clear and fresh and hard to shake off.

I want to thank you for printing my experiences in the Sept.-Oct., issue. Much more I could have said.