| March/April 1973

4375 W. Oregon Rd. Lapeer, Mich. 48446.

The first annual 'Day for Thrashing and Sawmilling' was held on the Bob Nelson farm on August 12, 1972.

Bob's farm is 5 miles west of Lapeer, Michigan.

The weather was real good for the day in spite of the many rainy days that occurred over Michigan this past summer.

A 19 H. P. Port Huron Steam Traction Engine owned by Nelson Scott and Pete Pierson of Ontonville, Michigan and a 28-50 H. P. Hart-Parr Tractor owned by Leon Knight of Lapeer, Michigan was used to furnish the power for the 28-46 Red River Special Separator owned by Bob Nelson and Sons to do the thrashing.

Also on display was a Meadows Mobile Sawmill owned by Elmer Wether-ford of Lapeer, Michigan. Power for the sawmill was furnished by a big Case Tractor owned by the Nelson's.