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10 hp. M. Rumley owned by Pete and Gerald Rose, Garber, Oklahoma, at the Waukomis steam threshing show in July 1970. Courtesy of Mrs. Arthur Kosted, 3832 N.W. 18th St., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73107.
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The Russell engine running the baler. Courtesy of Jack C. Norbeck, 407 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue, Pennsylvania 15202.
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A 1922, 16 hp. Russell steam engine owned by Mr. H. Lester Lee of Cross Creek, Pennsylvania. This was at the Tri-State Historical Steam Engine Association 14th Annual Reunion held last September. Courtesy of Jack C. Norbeck, 407 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue, Pe
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Ben Cleveland of Long Beach, California, with his engine on Thanksgiving Day in 1970. Courtesy of Earl J. Robinson, 1523 Monterey, 25C, Seal Beach, California 90740.
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4 good things in life preacher, steamer. Album and Nash (should be women). And Thank the Lord for the trees that grow.
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My 1899 Dain double geared Burr Mill at Kings, Illinois grinding corn. Courtesy of Edmund A. Schott, 2203 Montague Road, Rockford, Illinois 61102.
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(We thank the editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal, newspaper of Wadena, Minnesota, for permission to reprint the above.) Courtesy of Myron C. Crandall, 1202-lst S.W., Wadena, Minnesota 56482.
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Keith Oderkirk, on his 4 inch scale Advance Rumely 20-65, made by J. W. Nipper of Warrenville, South Carolina, passes Col. Herndon's full size 8-25 Nichols & Shepard. Taken at the 3rd Florida Gas and Steam Engineers Club Show. Courtesy of James M. Barnhar

(Just came across this old picture and it has no name on it –
but it did have the above writing on it and I’m sure that is
Elmer at the throttle. At the top of the picture is written
September 1951. Anybody know who sent it?? Anna Mae.)

Old time Threshing Crew in North Dakota Harry Sabinash of Rt. 2,
Wadena, submitted this photo of his father’s threshing crew
taken in 1922 near Kensal, N.D., which dates back to 1911. Note the
many teams of horses with racks loaded with grain and the long
drive belt from the steam engine to the threshing machine. The old
Model T Ford in the foreground has kerosene lamps on the side and
many shocks of grain can be seen in the area. The cooks are
standing in front of the steam engine. Harry’s father and
Mother, Mr. and Mrs. John Sabinash, passed away in North Dakota
late in 1970. Harry, of Leaf River Township and Wadena county,
requested the photo and it will bring back many memories to the
Sabinash’s and others of this community who can recall the old
time threshing crews and rigs that would work for months during the
fall to complete the grain harvest. Harry came to Wadena Co. in
1956. He has one sister, Eleanor Falk of Jamestown, N.D.; four
brothers Carl in Buchanan, John of Jamestown, Jerome of Tioga and
Joe of Courtney, N.D.

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