Dolbeer Donkey Days

By Staff

2039 Laurel Road Cave Junction, Oregon 97523.

Our show was held at Fort Humbolt, Eureka, California, April 28,
29 1990.

There were two logging steam locomotives running on a track,
each over 100 years old! They have new boilers in first class
condition.

The first Branch #9 EDGE&TA show of the year was put on by
Bill Wallner of Cave Junction, Oregon, and club members Fred Dowson
and Jack Heald.

We were joined by club members from Eureka and Fortuna,
California: John Walters, Lawrence Hindly, Andrew Wilson and
brother Scott, Ernest Carter, Craig Newman, Otto Roy and Roy
Sheppard.

Items on display were a corn sheller, three different water
pumps, three drag saws, two feed grinders, 1890 corn fodder cutter,
1? Sandwich engine, 2 HP IH Famous dated 1906, 3 HP Sattley, 3 HP
Novo, 1912 IHC 12 HP engine, 1? Sattley, 1? HP Associated, 1? HP
McCormick Deering, 3 HP Alpha, 3 HP FBM (shown by my son-in-law in
memory of Jim Shutt, a dear friend, who loved engines), 2 FBM 3 HP
engines, 1935 McDeering W12 tractor, 1924 Cletrac 12-20, Kinkade
Garden tractor, and a 1936 L Case tractor.

The corn sheller and two feed grinders were kept busy. A feed
store furnisher shelled corn to grind hod corn fodder to run
through the old corn fodder cutter.

Weather was real nice. A good time was had by all. A dear old
lady from Hungary really enjoyed the engines and corn grinder. She
said they still use them in Hungary to grind feed, make corn meal,
flour, and to pump water and thrash grain. There were also three
young folks from Ethiopia and they took a lot of notes and
pictures.

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