NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT


| January/February 1958


Schuyler, Nebraska

I visited the Northern Development Museum at North Battleford, Saskatoon and Yorktown, Sask., Canada in the forepart of August and I don't mind telling anyone they have a real display up there. Most of the steamers are 25 hp. and larger. They also have a good thresher display.

I climbed atop a 42' Avery and noticed the elbow on the blower chute had a hole worn through that would require both hands to cover. I felt if those machines could talk they would tell of many interesting experiences. I would have liked to have seen a harvest in Saskatchewan when those big machines were in their prime. Actually, if the state of Nebraska raised seed wheat adaptable to Sask., I doubt if it could raise enough in one season to seed a crop in Sask.

Mr. E. Roy Potter pointed out an elevator that appeared about the size of a lead pencil point in the distance. It did not seem far away, but he said '20 miles' and it was crop land all the way.

North of Weyburn and around Regina are many more miles of land just as flat as a floor. I went north for a couple of weeks just to escape the heat and it was really fine up there, highest was 76 and around 50 at night. This made for good 'Gut Schlafen'. I also saw so many Duckies in the ponds in the bush country around Yorktown, Sask., and Dauphin, Manitoba. The ducks and duckies were all sizes as they really enjoyed the ponds and did not seem to mind the cars driving by, but when I stopped to snap a picture they vary quickly paddled away into the grass that grows in the water. I tried to get several pictures but as I moved closer they moved farther away so do not know as yet whether I have any duck pictures or not.