1511 Iglehart St. Paul, Minn. 55104.
On September 18th and 19th, the Eagan threshing show was held on
the George Ohmann farm in Eagan township, Dakota County, about nine
miles from the east end of the Mendota Bridge, St. Paul,
Threshing and lumber sawing were the main events. Two large
settings of oat stacks were threshed.
When I was there on Saturday, L. I. Belden of St. Paul Park,
Minnesota was operating his 1916 50 H.P. Case, running a 36 x 60
Minneapolis separator with wing feeders. Mr. Belden was assisted by
Ted Knack of St. Paul Park.
Oney Darson of Inver Grove Heights was the separator man.
A second Case engine owned by Mr. Belden was operated by E. J.
Roggerman of Minneapolis.
A 30-60 Aultman-Taylor gas tractor, 1924 Model, owned and
operated by George Ohmann, was used for threshing. It was belted to
a 36 x 60 Red River Special separator.
A 30 H.P. Minneapolis engine was used to operate the lumber saw.
It is owned by George Ohmann Jr. who is manager of the show.
Several makes of tractors and small gas engines were running,
including a gasoline wood sawing outfit.
One of the antique machines was a corn shredder.
Music was furnished by ‘Jack’s Polka Band’. It
always adds life and pleasure to occasions of this kind.
Refreshments were sold at a lunch stand.
The Eagan show was very interesting, and a hard one to leave
when the shadows became long late that Saturday afternoon. They
were looking forward to a big day on Sunday which I am sure turned
out well for them.