| July/August 1959

Vaney's homemade Case engine

Mr. Art Vaneys homemade Case engine threshing oats on their farm near Lyons, Kansas, August 30, 1958. Art built this engine on the farm. The separator is a nice 32 Nichols & Shepard.

Courtesy of J. Elmer Sandburg, Salem, South Dakota

Early day threshing (1884) in Miller Gulchnow called Ramsey Gulch, 7 miles north and 8 miles east of Salem, South Dakota

I received this picture from S. H. Sweet, Conova, South Dakota, September 8, 1958. Mr. Sweet is 81 years old now. He was just a boy when this picture was taken. Firing with wood and used a team of horses to help pull and guide the engine. This is one of the first steam threshing rigs in McCook County, South Dakota. It is a chain drive but what make of an engine is it? (Elmer will take a guess a Heilman).