| January/February 1979

  • Steam tractors

  • Steam tractors

209 E. Hackberry, Enid, Oklahoma 73701

A steam threshing show was held September 17, 1978, on the late Harry Landwehr farm, 3 miles west of Waukomis, Oklahoma, by Bob Roades and Phillip Semrad, both of Waukomis. Pete Rose and son, of Garber, Oklahoma were threshing wheat most of the day with a 10 horse Rumely steam tractor. Also, their 16 HP Oil Pull tractor was demonstrating its power during the day.

Heinie Bomhoff and son, from Calumet, Oklahoma, and Jake Story and son, from Yucon, Oklahoma, each had their small steam tractors in action throughout the day. There were also several old timers there with some old time gas engines and old machinery on display and in action.

Sam Nusz from Enid, Oklahoma, was doing the announcing on the public address system. The Waukomis Band Boosters Club were kept busy at the concession stand selling food and cold drinks. The turnout was good considering the short time the sponsors had in getting it advertised. The weather was very hot and windy.

Horse plowing was a feature during the afternoon. Everyone enjoyed the show very much. Many people brought along their cameras and tape recorders.

According to Bob Roades, next year the show will be much bigger with a lot more machinery and engines in action, also more activity and contests.