The St Stephen Show


| May/June 1975



1511 Iglehart Ave. St. Paul, MN 55104

The Tenth Annual Steam Engine Threshing and Lumber Sawing Show at St. Stephen, Minnesota, was held October 5th and 6th, 1974.

St. Stephen is fourteen miles Northwest of St. Cloud, Minnesota, or twelve miles north of St. Joseph off Highway 52, and six miles S.W. of Rice off Highway No. 10.

The site of the show is on the 'Vouk Farm'; gates opening at 9:00 o'clock. A parade of all rolling units, comprising steam engines, tractors, antique cars, etc. took place each day at 1:00 o'clock. Ten steam engines and fifteen gas and oil tractors were on display.

Threshing was carried on with steam engines and gas tractors furnishing the power. Besides grain threshing, activity such as lumber sawing, a shingle mill, an old type hay baler, a hand feed thresher, a giant wood splitter and a lathe mill drew interested spectators. Clover hulling and corn shredding were in operation. A model steam threshing rig was on display, and the ring of the blacksmith's hammer resounded from his shop. Wool spinning was demonstrated. A 35 H.P. Engeco gas engine along with numerous gas engines, antique cars and trucks helped make up the show.

One of the attractions is a 100 year old log house featuring all of the conveniences of those days of long ago.