Postcards

Jackson Bridge is the largest single-span Covered Bridge in the U.S.A.

| November/December 1968

  • Side wheeler Steamer
    Side wheeler Steamer. One of the first boats built-was burned in 1910. It is the Excursion Steamer Idaho on beautiful shadowy St-Joe River. Red Collar Line connects with Coeurd 'Alene Electric Ry.
  • Steam Shovel
    Steam Shovel at the Seller Mine, Hibbing, Minnesota.
  • Bert Rugenstein
    Bert Rugenstein was blower tender. Bert and his father and brother threshed for a long time. They sold the rig and retired in Lake Wales, Florida, but attend Steam Shows in different States in the Summer. We like the McLouth, Kansas show. There is a good
  • Barn threshing
    Here are two pictures of barn threshing, which took place near Mt. Clemens, Michigan, in September 16, 1964 in the morning. They would thresh around 250 bushels of oats and 200 bushels of wheat. The separator was a Red-River Special 2846. When we were don
  • Separator
    I have recently come into possession of an excellent picture of a separator and threshing crew from Mrs. Reva Leach, of Quincy, Illinois. The picture is so outstanding that Mrs. Leach and I have made some inquiry concerning the history surrounding its tak
  • Barn
    This is a picture of the barn on my home place. The right hand section was built by my father in 1905 as mentioned in my article. Picture was taken in 1916.I am in the hayrack.
  • Zorb & Liaken Headers
    Zorb & Liaken Headers at Evans, Washington 1912. Four horses on leader boxes and eight horses on header. Fellow standing on outside edge of header platform to keep leader from tipping on the steep hills that are farmed in Palouse County of Washington Stat
  • Model of Minnesota
    Model of Minnesota Giant ''3'' scale. I purchased this model from Norman Engebretson of Garretson, South Dakota, who also built it. I only remodeled it some. It is a fine little engine. It is modeled after Giant of 1880 chain drive.
  • Steam engine
    Dennis took this picture at the Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan.
  • 16 Hp. Advance Engine
    16 Hp. Advance belonging to David Kemler of R. R. 1, Alma, Michigan. A very good engine and a nice engine to operate.

  • Side wheeler Steamer
  • Steam Shovel
  • Bert Rugenstein
  • Barn threshing
  • Separator
  • Barn
  • Zorb & Liaken Headers
  • Model of Minnesota
  • Steam engine
  • 16 Hp. Advance Engine

I have four old gas engines too. 2 H.P. Waterloo Boy, 3 H.P. Jumbo, 1 H.P. I.H.C., and a 2 H. P. Fair Banks Morse.

We discovered a few salient factsthe water carrier with horse and buggy with jug in seat is Rankin Bowles now living near Golden, Illinois. Mrs. Leach and the writer spent about an hour visiting in their home just lately. From there we called at the Von Nosdale home and were able to get names of most all of the crew, however, I will not attempt to place them in position as many, of course are deceased now, as the time of this picture was 1907.

The ring might be classified as the Wallace Ring. The place taken was not decided but could be. either the Scott Taylor or Von Nosdale farm.

The separator was an American which would have been built by the C. Aultman Co. or their successor the Aultman E. & T. Co., of Canton, Ohio.



The engine, not shown in picture, was a Colean double cylinder, product of the Colean Implement Co., of Peoria, Illinois.

The owner of the outfit was William Coleman of Camp Point, Illinois. Following are the men identified: Glen Von Nosdale, Henry Reushel, Homer Aull, Jacob Leach, Clarence Leach, Ray Leach, Adam Wallace, Sam Wallace, Alfred Upchurch, Tom Carlin, John Gerdes, William Bottorff, Joe Aull, Rankin Bowles, Anton Lurhoff, John Goldenstein, Rudolph Taute, Marion Bottorff, Scott Taylor, Theodore. Nosley, Hiram Lurhoff.