Rose City Community Threshing

| May/June 1986

  • Harvey Danielson's engines
    Harvey Danielson's engines at the 1984 show.
  • Harvey Danielson sawing wood
    Harvey Danielson sawing wood at the 1985 show
  • Harvey Danielson his engines
    Harvey Danielson his engines
  • Ray Erickson at the 1985 show
    Ray Erickson at the 1985 show.

  • Harvey Danielson's engines
  • Harvey Danielson sawing wood
  • Harvey Danielson his engines
  • Ray Erickson at the 1985 show

1702 North McKay Ave., Alexandria, MN 56308

The 1985 Rose City Community Threshing Show was the third one held on their farm by Harvey and Emmelyn Danielson and their friends and neighbors (who will be left unnamed for fear of leaving someone out!) Show day was August 17, a cold and cloudy day.

A pancake breakfast started the day at 7:00 a.m. and at noon, lunch was served by the 4-H Club.

The activities for the day were threshing with steam power, horse drawn bundle teams, shingle mill, wood sawing and splitting, a large gas engine display and rope making. The saw mill had some problems, so very little lumber was cut. There also was a wood craft display, water coloring, and oil painting.

There was a display of old cars by the Vintage Car Club from Alexandria, MN. The West Central Minnesota Muzzle Loaders put on a demonstration.

The first show Harvey had was a gas engine show with only his engines on display. He called it a Spring Gas Up. The second show was a bit larger with a few people bringing displays, and they did some threshing. The third show, as you can see, was much larger.


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