Scott-Carver Threshers Celebrate 20 Years


| July/August 1983



Advance Steam Engine

Box 317, Mound, MN 55364

John Sohoening, Maple Plain, has returned this 1914 50 HP Case to its original pristine condition and parades it daily at the Scott-Carver Steam and Gas Engine Festival.

As the Scott-Carver Threshers near Jordan, Minnesota, get steamed up for their twentieth festival, their founder marvels at their growth and progress.

Birth came to this group when Ernie Morrell suggested to his nephew Ken Scott that they go out to the old farm place and fire up grandpa's engine. Like all good ideas, it grew and grew. Next it was, 'Why don't we hook onto the old separator and thresh some grain?' Ernie never realized how that gem of an idea would become the glistening jewel it is today.

Buildings on their show grounds seem to grow like the prairie flowers, events increase like the wild mustard in the ripening wheat fields, thus the old timer's dream of having the most complete show in the Twin City area seems to be coming to fruition.

This 1910 Advance Steam Engine is one of the two engines that started the Scott-Carver Steam and Gas Engine Festival in 1964. It is now owned by Fritz Widmer, Mound, MN, and is being drive here by Jack Valek, Spring Park, MN.