Zumbro Threshers Hold Sixteenth Annual Event


| January/February 1971

  • Minneapolis engine
    Ed Budenski is at the wheel of his 28 hp. Minneapolis, as he and engineer Walter Gasch, tour the grounds at the 1970 Zumbro Show. Courtesy of John Hays, 1511 Iglehart Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota.
    John Hays
  • Tom Zahratka
    Tom Zahratka of Montgomery, Minnesota, at the 1970 Zumbro show with his half size 20 hp. Case. In the background the people are lined up along a fence watching steam and gas tractor plowing in an adjoining field. Courtesy of John Hays, 1511 Iglehart Avenu
    John Hays
  • Minneapolis engine
    Ingval Flatterud of Zumbrota, Minnesota, stands by side of Budenski Bros. 20 hp. Minneapolis engine he was running at the Zumbro Show 1970.Courtesy of John Hays, 1511 Iglehart Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota.
    John Hays
  • Lloyd Hansen
    Lloyd Hansen gave rides to happy youngsters at the 1970 Zumbro show with his farm team of Sorrel Percherons. They were the champion Farm Team at the Minnesota State Fair. Courtesy of John Hays, 1511 Iglehart Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota.
    John Hays

  • Minneapolis engine
  • Tom Zahratka
  • Minneapolis engine
  • Lloyd Hansen

1511 Iglehart Ave. St. Paul, Minn. 55104

On September 5th, 6th, and 7th, 1970, the Zumbro Threshers Association staged another of the interesting shows this organization has become noted for.

The four hundred and forty acre farm home of Bud, Bert and Ed Budenski, who are all bachelors living together, is the site of the show. The farm is located just off highway 57, eight miles south of Wanamingo, and about five and one-half miles north of West Concord, Minnesota.

The immediate site of the show, to me, is most inspiring. It is located along the bank of a branch of the famous Zumbro River on firm, green pasture land adjoined by fields of farm land where plowing is demonstrated. The whole valley is surrounded by a sparsely wooded area with the exception of the farm buildings which are just north of the show site.



It's just the place you might expect to see steam engines fired up just as they were in the 'big rig' days on the farms. Looking very much in place were the big gas and oil tractors; reverting back to their day when they began replacing the steamers.

The activity at the show this year was about the same as usual with some added attractions.



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