An Ideal Late Summer Vacation In Mid-Minnesota

| August/September 1992

  • Rumely OilPull tractors
    Two of the over 18 different sizes of Rumely OilPull tractors on display at Albany Pioneer Days.
  • 30-60 Mogul of IHC tractors
    30-60 Mogul, one of the many IHC tractors on display at Albany showgrounds.

  • Rumely OilPull tractors
  • 30-60 Mogul of IHC tractors

35747 Co. Rd. 10 Albany, Minnesota 56307

Can you think of any better way to spend two and one-half weeks than attending three of the finest threshing shows in the Midwest? The cool (60-70 degrees) September weather is hard to beat.

Start your trip on Labor Day weekend (September 4-7), at Rollag, Minnesota, home of the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion. WMSTR is planning a super show this year with a Case Expo. The J. I. Case line of steam engines, antique tractors, cars and lots of farm equipment will be featured this year. You'll be able to see several of the magnificent, huge 110 HP Case steam engines plus many one of a kind Case tractors and other farm equipment. No doubt about it, you'll be busy for days looking at all the different exhibits on Steamer Hill.

After you've taken in all the excitement at the Rollag show, you can head west on I-94 and in less than one hour you'll be heading into the Fargo-Moor-head area. Here you can easily spend a couple of days shopping or going to museums and just enjoying the Red River Valley area.

Now it's time to head East on I-94 for a two-hour drive to Dalton, to take in their steam show which goes on September 11-13. Dalton, 'Home of the Giants,' is noted for its many steam engines of all different makes and sizes as well as many other interesting activities.

After that show you can spend a few relaxing days in the Fergus Falls and Alexandria area, an area filled with many of those beautiful lakes that Minnesota is noted for. There is also plenty of opportunity to go golfing, shopping or whatever you might enjoy. Maybe you'll even find time to see if there are any fish in those beautiful lakes.