Harvey's Day at the Rose City Threshing Festival

| May/June 1994

  • 1 , 3, and 6 HP Fairbanks Morse Z engines'
    Harvey Danielson's 1 , 3, and 6 HP Fairbanks Morse Z engines.

  • 1 , 3, and 6 HP Fairbanks Morse Z engines'

17690 County Road 66 N.E. Miltona, Minnesota 56354

The Rose City Festival was held on August 14 and 15, 1993 on the Harvey Danielson farm, 1 miles west of Rose City, Minnesota. We have 4,000 to 5,000 in attendance. It's a small farm show with nice horses working, tractors, gas engines, steam threshing and so on. We have children's games, parade, activity for the women and Sunday morning church service. Beautifully kept grounds and free primitive camp grounds add to the enjoyment.

Here's how my day at the last show went.

About seven o'clock, I'm headed down for the Thresherman's Breakfast. It's always fun to have breakfast with old friends and tell and hear a few stories of the 'good old days.'

After breakfast, I go out and gas and oil up some of my gas engines. Then I go to check on the well driller and horse baler.

Soon there are a lot of people around, so I head back down to my gas engines. They ask me, 'What are they used for?' I start a few of them up and explain how they run. I then remember I have to go to the pump on the hill to start water for the horses and steamer. Next, I must get straw for the horse baler.