Butterfield Steam and Gas Engine Show


| January/February 1969

  • Antique Graham Truck
    Courtesy of Wayne R. Hanson Mountain Lake, Minnesota 56159
    Wayne R. Hanson
  • Antique Tractors
    Courtesy of Wayne R. Hanson, Mountain Lake, Minnesota 56159
    Wayne R. Hanson
  • Saw mill
    Courtesy of Wayne R. Hanson, Mountain Lake, Minnesota 56159
    Wayne R. Hanson
  • Domestic engine
    Courtesy of Thomas C. Graves, 14020 S.W. River Lane, Tigard Oregon 97223
    Thomas C. Graves
  • Engine
    Courtesy of George Wakefield South Street, Gladstone, New Jersey 4 Hp. Novo Upright.
    George Wakefield
  • 25-50 Baker Gas Tractor
    Courtesy of John C. Neagley, 202 Hoffman Road, Rossford, Ohio 43460
    John C. Neagley
  • Walter Mehmke
    Courtesy of Thomas C. Graves, 14020 S.W. River Lane, Tigard, Oregon 97223
    Thomas C. Graves

  • Antique Graham Truck
  • Antique Tractors
  • Saw mill
  • Domestic engine
  • Engine
  • 25-50 Baker Gas Tractor
  • Walter Mehmke

Mountain Lake, Minnesota 56159

The Butterfield Threshermens' Association (Butterfield, Minn.) held its second annual Steam and Gas Engine Show on August 24-25 and for the second successive year drew large crowds. Last year the show drew nearly 15,000 for a single day, and this year, expanded to two days. The crowd was even larger and so was the show.

Four rigs threshed 15 acres of oats during the two days, and when they were not threshing, visitors got a chance to see logs sawed by a new saw mill, cut in a shingle mill, split in a wood splitter and ripped with two old log saws. This new wood cutting area was popular with the show visitors, and the free shingles were much sought souvenirs of the show, especially when stamped with the show name and date.

Credit photo to Butterfield Advocate of Watonwan County, Minnesota. This is an antique Graham truck loaded with cargo.



Credit picture to Butterfield Advocate of Watonwan County, Minnesota. This shot is a beautiful lineup of over 30 antique tractors, all running.

We thank the Butterfield Advocate newspaper Watonwan County, Minnesota for their permission to reprint the pictures from the Butterfield Steam and Gas Engine Show.



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