THE ALBANY JUBILEE SHOW REPORT

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Edwin H. Bredemeier
Rumely thresher used at Albany, Kansas Thresher Show in July of 1973. The thresher is owned by Joe Wenger of Sabetha, Kansas. Courtesy of Edwin H. Bredemeier, Steinauer, Nebraska 68441

Route 1, Steinauer, Nebraska 68441

The Albany Jubilee was held on July 28-29, 1973, two miles North
of Sabetha, Kansas, with perfect weather – after the area had been
plagued with heavy rains of six to twelve inches after the wheat
was bound. The shocks had to be scattered to dry out and the
bundles were in poor condition when threshed.

Albany is a ghost town that was started before the railroads
were in the area. When they came through, they missed Albany by two
miles South, where the town of Sabetha, Kansas was started and
developed.

Saturday’s program was carried out as planned and
Sunday’s program included Church Service in the 125 year old
stone church building. There were parades, swap meets, flea
markets, pony pull and threshing.

The Antique car section was larger than previous years, as was
the one-cylinder gas engine section. The scale model steam engine
section was represented with a number of different makes and
sizes.

Sunday morning when Marc Lamoreaux of Waterville, Kansas started
his musical instrument from an early day Merry-go-round, he stole
the whole show. It looked like the whole grounds were headed for
one place. It was enjoyed by everyone.

The committees are busy planning for the ’74 Show on the
last week end of July. The major item is a new 40′ X 120′
building to house the cars on permanent display.

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