| March/April 1977

  • Steam Fire Engine
    1889 Steam Fire Engine pumping at the Scott-Carver Show at Jordon. This engine has been completely rebuilt by Ermin Morrell of Jordan.
  • Ralph Harvey
    Ralph Harvey of Wayzata, Minnesota is showing Mike, Dean and Michelle Lins, how he makes horseshoes. Ralph, with the help of Martin Luebile, run the steam powered blacksmith shop at the Jordan.
  • Advance engine
    Ermin Morrell's 22 HP Advance engine and his 36 inch Buffalo Pitts separator.
  • Case engine
    An engineer's view of Ozzie Klavestad's Stage Coach Museum near Shakopee, Minnesota. The photo was taken from a 1914 50 HP Case engine owned by John Schoening, Mound, Minnesota. This engine is equipped with rubber tires to allow its use in street parades.
    Ray Lins

  • Steam Fire Engine
  • Ralph Harvey
  • Advance engine
  • Case engine

1511 Englehart Ave., St. Paul, Minnesota 55104.

The pictures are courtesy of Ray Lins, 2035 Opal Place, Eagan, Minnesota 55122.

On August 7th and 8th, 1976, the Scott Carver Old Thresher's Association held their threshing show and steam festival at Jordon, Minnesota. Fair weather prevailed this year with no sign of rain to bother activity, or to keep people from coming. In fact, most shows in Minnesota this year were held during what has been stated as the worst drought in the history of the state. It began in early April and lasted throughout the growing season.

I saw the show on Saturday, but Sunday is always the biggest day at all of the shows as more people attend. However, Saturday's crowd was average, and activity was very progressive.

Willard Bill Olander's 22 HP Advance engine and his 32 x 54 Case separator with wing feeder were in operation. Jim Molenhauer was the engineer and Bill Sobiech was the separator man.

Ermin Morrell's 16 HP Advance engine operated by Florian C. Karl was belted to a Gopher thresher, doing perfect work threshing oats.


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