| July/August 2000

  • Grain separator
    Long time member Richard Corvette throwing the last bundle into the grain separator.
  • Minneapolis
    A member's Minneapolis steam engine running the threshing machine.

  • Grain separator
  • Minneapolis

PO Box 43 Rogers, Minnesota 55374

The 29th annual Nowthen Threshing Show was held August 20, 21 and 22, 1999, at Nowthen, Minnesota. Our 1999 show featured the Fordson and Briggs & Stratton.

The club concluded another great year with attendance reaching over 4,000. Club members along with additional exhibitors hosted an experience for all attending. Wherever you went on the 54-acre show grounds you experienced something replicating the decades of 1890-1930.

A Parade of Power at 2:00 p.m. was featured each day. Friday evening's attraction was an antique tractor pull with 84 hooks, antique and classic classes with eleven various weight classes.

Each morning a pancake breakfast was available to help us start the day. Sunday morning church services provided worship, music and fellowship. Sunday afternoon the kids enjoyed a Kiddie Tractor Pull with 95 entries. There was live music and square dancing.

Continuous running demonstrations include old time threshing, plowing with oxen from the Oliver H., Kelley Farm of the Minnesota Historical Society, corn shelling and grinding feed.