Show Scenes


| September/October 1975

  • 28 HP engine
    A 28 HP Minneapolis in the parade
    Donald Stedman
  • Region Pioneer Threshermen's
    Some engines at Lake Region Pioneer Threshermen's Show in September 1974. Left to right: 25 HP Gaar-Scott, 25 HP Nichols and Sheperd, 22 HP Advance, 80 Case and 16 HP Baker steam roller [a little dandy]. A ''mint condition'' group! Courtesy of Donald Sted
    Donald Stedman
  • 8 HP Case engine
    Henry Lebakken's 8 HP Case engine, converted to a traction engine, powering Jack Bain's 96-year-old Minnesota Chief separator, threshing oats
    Donald Stedman
  • 28 HP Minneapolis
    Another 28 HP Minneapolis under steam.
    Donald Stedman
  • 25 HP Wood Brothers engine
    25 HP Wood Brothers engine in parade
    Donald Stedman
  • 30 HP engines
    Three 30 HP engines, from 1. to r. Huber, M. Rumely twin cylinder and a Russell
    Donald Stedman
  • 25 HP Nichols & Shepard
    A 25 HP Nichols Shepard twin cylinder and 40'' X 64'' Minneapolis separator, threshing oats.
    Donald Stedman
  • 30 HP Huber
    30 HP Huber return flue and a 22 HP Avery undermounted in the parade
    Donald Stedman
  • 65 HP Case
    1/2'' scale model of 65 HP Case and 32'' Case thresher, made by Lawrence Dahlman. Rosholt, South Dakota.
    Donald Stedman
  • Case water tank
    Also Also Case water tank, bundle wagon and grain wagon in the parade in front of Museum building. These pictures were all taken at the Lake Region Pioneer Threshermen's Fall Show, Dalton, Minnesota in September of 1974.Courtesy of Donald Stedman, 608 Cla
    Donald Stedman

  • 28 HP engine
  • Region Pioneer Threshermen's
  • 8 HP Case engine
  • 28 HP Minneapolis
  • 25 HP Wood Brothers engine
  • 30 HP engines
  • 25 HP Nichols & Shepard
  • 30 HP Huber
  • 65 HP Case
  • Case water tank

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Your magazine provides very interesting reading and each edition is something to be looked forward to, and to be gladly received. I'm not a steam engine man as such, but I've been completely fascinated by them ever since I was a small boy, many years ago.

The revival of interest in them, and the steam shows have been wonderful in that we have chances to see engines about which we have heard but never before seen. Pictures in your magazine make visible still more engines which I have never seen in the upper Midwest, at those shows I have attended at least, such as the Frick and the Port Huron. I'm still waiting to see a Buffalo-Pitts, although I've seen their separators when I was a kid.

Before my time there was a Three Rivers steam outfit in our neighborhood. I'm wondering if a Three Rivers steam engine is anywhere in existence at this date.



So I take your magazine for my interest in only one subject, and that is steam traction engines. The old sawing, about 'one picture being worth a thousand words,' is certainly true, and I have some pictures I took last September at the Lake Region Pioneer Threshermens' Association Fall Show, Dalton, Minnesota on September 7, 1974.

This is a dandy show. It is some 320 miles distance but I've seen it the last two years and it is worth driving a lot farther than that, even at today's gasoline prices.