Wild and Crazy in Michigan

| July/August 1998

  • Advance Rumely

  • Advance Rumely engine

  • 16 HP Nichols and Shepard

  • Advance Rumely
  • Advance Rumely engine
  • 16 HP Nichols and Shepard

2075 Coburn Road, Hastings, Michigan 49058

This 20 HP Advance Rumely, #15329, is owned by Larry Mix, 2075 Coburn Road, Hastings, Michigan 49058. It's shown here being driven by Jeremiah Eyrich of Hoopeston, Illinois, on the weight transfer sled at the Michigan Steam Engine and Thresher's Club show in July 1996. Turn to page 3 for 'Wild and Crazy in Michigan,' a story by Larry's son Josh about another steam-up this engine took part in.

Larry Mix's 20 HP Advance Rumely engine #15329 on Bernie's sawmill. Right to left, Steve Ott, Bernie Woodmansee, John Schrock, Frank Rupert, Jim Schrock, and unknown.

Jack Woodmansee's 16 HP Nichols and Shepard on Bernie's sawmill in October 1996. Right to left, Tim Somerville, Charlie Smalley, and Scott Somerville.

What happens when two west Michigan wild and crazy men get together and decide to have a 'Steam Up'? What you end up with is a 'Weekend at Bernie's.' Bernie Woodman see and my dad, Larry Mix, teamed up to put together a little steam up for their friends and neighbors.

It was a beautiful October Saturday in Hastings, Michigan, with the temperature in the 60s and the sun shining.


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