PRAIRIE VILLAGE THRESHING SHOW


| January/February 1970

  • Miss Prairie standing beside a colt
    Courtesy of Gary Klinkner, Artesian, South Dakota 57314 Miss Prairie Village standing beside a colt, born at the Village during the threshing show. Truly our first newest arrival.
    Gary Klinkner
  • Miss Prairie visiting in the sod house
    Courtesy of Gary Klinkner, Artesian, South Dakota 57314 Miss Prairie Village visiting in the sod house with Miss Bena Jacobs. The sod house was built under the supervision of Miss Jacobs. (Sorry fellows - she's a pretty gal - but that's the only name they
    Gary Klinkner
  • Cross-compound Reeves
    Courtesy of Gary Klinkner, Artesian, South Dakota 57314 .32-120 Cross-compound Reeves, number 4722 pulling eight-14 inch bottom John Deere plow. Operated by John Palmquist.
    Gary Klinkner
  • German shipyard locomotive
    Courtesy of Gary Klinkner, Artesian, South Dakota 57314 Narrow gauge nine ton German shipyard locomotive operated by Joe Heberger (in cab). Miss Prairie Village standing beside locomotive.
    Gary Klinkner

  • Miss Prairie standing beside a colt
  • Miss Prairie visiting in the sod house
  • Cross-compound Reeves
  • German shipyard locomotive

Artesian, S. D. 57314

The seventh annual Steam Threshing jamboree was held August 22,23, and 24 at Prairie Village two miles west of Madison near Lake Herman in South Dakota.

There were seven steam traction engines: Nichols and Shephard 16-60, Russell 30-90, Advance 20-60, Aultman and Taylor 20-60, Case 40-60, and a Reeves 32-120.

The Gas Engines surpassed the steamers ten to one. The big gas tractors were Minneapolis 35-70, Aultman Taylor 30-60, Large Big 4, also a small Big 4, Twin City 20-40, and one Rock Island Tractor. There were a great number of Tractors from two bottom to four bottom plow size.



Our newest and different steam engine is a German Steam Locomotive. It was used in the German shipyards and is a 1927 vintage; a real jewel. This locomotive is used to give rides, pulling two open type passenger cars. We have a small right of way now, but are planning on enlarging it. This quaint little engine weighs nine ton and is narrow gauge.

All three days the steam and gas tractors threshed grain using seven threshers. Case, Aultman Taylor, Advance, and John Deere makes of threshers were used.