Butterfield Steam and Gas Engine Show


| January/February 1969



Antique Graham Truck

Courtesy of Wayne R. Hanson Mountain Lake, Minnesota 56159

Wayne R. Hanson

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.