Rock Valley, Iowa
This threshing meet was held the first week-end in October, 1965
and was attended by a big crowd on Sunday and fortunately the
weather was nice. Col. Cliff Van Hevlan of Hardington, Nebraska was
master of ceremonies and, needless to say, did a good job.
Some of the Zombro Valley Boys of Minnesota helped run engines
and also furnished music on Saturday, and may be Sunday, I am not
sure of Sunday. There were several models and antique machinery
also on exhibit. Among the antique machines was a one horse, 2 row,
corn cutter; a machine very few people remember. It was a Dain
machine and exhibited by Leroy Angel, an antique collector of
The horses on horsepower were shown by an auctioneer of
There was also a log cabin on the grounds with antique models
and also another antique collector that went through the crowd with
a hand organ that had records like the old hand organ grinder used
to have with a monkey.