SOUTH PEACE


| July/August 1998



120 HP Rumely

Box 1404, Beaverlodge, Alberta, Canada TOH OCO

1909 120 HP Rumely. This engine is used to operate the museum's sawmill which uses a 48' blade. Runs the mill with little effort. Tony Lieverse is the engineer.

Now that fall has passed, crops are in and the steamers are drained for another year. I thought it time to send in a report of Pioneer Day 1997. This year the day was July 20, and I think it was the warmest day we had last summer, with the temperature reaching 30 degrees C. Weather like that sure keeps the booths busy with cold drinks. We had a very large crowd and everything went extremely smooth. Our eighteen display buildings were full of people and artifacts. Musical entertainment was supplied all day and Circle bank Hall had a great variety of handicrafts for sale. This coupled with a great show of machinery, cold drinks, and great food kept the crowds well satisfied.

Our machinery events were run to perfection by the dozens of volunteers. All operate three times a day, so this required a lot of cooperation to keep events on time. The tractor parade is always fun, and this year we had some new additions. A Farmall H was proudly displayed by its owner just after receiving its from-the-ground-up restoration. Arne even had a belt driven welder attached to the side of the tractor in case he needs to do some welding on something.

Also new this year was a David Brown row crop tractor. This little fellow is a two cylinder air cooled diesel utilizing center mount implements. It has been used by the Research Station for about thirty years, but is still in perfect operating condition.

Getting up steam in early morning. Left to right: 1912 75 HP Gaar Scott; 1912 75 HP Case; 1914 30 HP Waterloo; 1914 82 HP Sawyer Massey.