Northeast Wyoming Antique Show
P.O. Box 375 Lawen, Oregon 97740
In September my wife and I headed east from Oregon to attend the
ninth annual Northeast Wyoming Antique Show, held in Hulett,
Wyoming, the second full weekend of September. We’d like to
share a little of it with you. The show grounds are approximately
ten miles east of Devil’s Tower National Monument located in
the beautiful Black Hills of Wyoming and South Dakota. Weather is
normally pleasant during the show, making it a great time to
vacation in the area.
My wife and I showed an unrestored Trail Beetle crawler built
for the U.S. Forest Service, and a 1928 Farmall Regular. These made
up just two of the 53 tractors shown.
Besides tractors, no show is complete without the threshing
machine. See picture of machine and John Wolfskill’s classic
John Deere 4020.
When speaking of John Deere, it is only appropriate that the
readers be introduced to the Black Hills’ ‘Mr. John
Deere’, Merle Sisson, as attested to by the license plate on
his pickup, which reads ‘MR JD.’
A special attraction this year was a printing press built in the
late 1800s and run by a Fairbanks-Morse hit and miss engine. This
is a headless engine. Both were owned and shown by Don Laston of
People enjoyed visiting old friends, looking at old cars, and
the young people enjoyed the ‘Tractor Trotter’ furnished by
Mel Reint of Gillette, Wyoming.
The Green Mountain Tractor Pullers from Spearfish, South Dakota,
were on hand to accommodate those who wished to take part in the
Antique Tractor Pull.
All the show’s scenery, downtown parade, old cars,
motorcycles, old engines, threshing, shingle mill, many tractor
contests, Sunday church services, music, flea market, crafts, food,
and a whole lot of fun surely made pulling the 8′ x 20′
trailer 1200 miles with an old ’72 Dodge pickup worth the
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