| September/October 1963

The sawmill

The sawmill owned by August Mirk, third from the left in the picture. The sawmill is a Birdsell and was located at Thresa, Wisconsin. It was purchased about 1900 and was used every year including 1928. The engine is an Avery 20 HP Return Flue and a very

These pictures were taken at the reunion at Wichita, Kansas in 1952. Mr. McMillen is the engineer.

I think these 3 pictures show a feat many of we folks who haven't been to 'steam meets' could never imagine. This is one of the many contests that are part of the Reunions. And I'd say this one is quite thrilling. Just picture yourself on that engine at that angle Whew! and then to get it stopped on time! Anna Mae