ALBANY PIONEER DAYS

SHOW NEWS


| October/November 1988



Minneapolis steam engine

24 HP Minneapolis steam engine.

Director Stearns County Pioneer Club 35747 County Road 10 Albany, MN 56307

The Albany Pioneer Days Threshing Show offers something for everyone. There is a big variety of activities going on all three days of the show.

Several stationary and traction steam engines take turns running the club sawmill and steam power is also used to run the wing feeder separator as club members pitch bundles out of the stacks.

The club's huge Witherill Corliss steam engine with its 16 foot flywheel now has a new 42 x 120 foot building over it to shelter it from the elements.

Gas tractors and gas engines make up an important part of our show. There are over 200 tractors including names like Minneapolis, Twin City, Flour City, A very, Hart Parr, Townsend, Case, Aultman Taylor, Wisconsin, Happy Farmer, a collection of 18 different sized Rumely Oil Pulls, John Deeres, Internationals and the list goes on and on. Most of the tractors run in the 1:30 parade on Saturday and Sunday of the show.

Our gas engine department draws exhibitors from near and far who display 300-400 engines each year. The engines do a lot of sawing, shelling, grinding, etc. The club really appreciates seeing all of these exhibitors from across the country with their nicely restored engines coming back year after year.