1702 North McKay Ave., Alexandria, MN 56308
The 1985 Rose City Community Threshing Show was the third one held on their farm by Harvey and Emmelyn Danielson and their friends and neighbors (who will be left unnamed for fear of leaving someone out!) Show day was August 17, a cold and cloudy day.
A pancake breakfast started the day at 7:00 a.m. and at noon, lunch was served by the 4-H Club.
The activities for the day were threshing with steam power, horse drawn bundle teams, shingle mill, wood sawing and splitting, a large gas engine display and rope making. The saw mill had some problems, so very little lumber was cut. There also was a wood craft display, water coloring, and oil painting.
There was a display of old cars by the Vintage Car Club from Alexandria, MN. The West Central Minnesota Muzzle Loaders put on a demonstration.
The first show Harvey had was a gas engine show with only his engines on display. He called it a Spring Gas Up. The second show was a bit larger with a few people bringing displays, and they did some threshing. The third show, as you can see, was much larger.
This may be Harvey's last show, as it is a lot of work and the Spruce Hill Foundation would like to take over the show and make it into a fund raiser and a two-day show. The date for 1986 has not been set.