| July/August 1974

  • Gas engines
    Courtesy of Mrs. Harold Sumner, Boyd, Minnesota 56218
    Mrs. Harold Sumner

  • Gas engines

Boyd, Minnesota, 56218

Sunday, July 29, 1973 was a very successful day at the Roy Lindblad farm southeast of Dawson, Minnesota, when Roy had his third annual gas engine show. There were about 500 people in attendance despite threatening rain clouds and high humidity. People were registered from as far away as Tacoma, Washington, Detroit, Michigan, Oregon, California and many from Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota.

Roy showed about 125 engines of his own. Also shown were two steam engines, one owned by Knute Thompson of Minnesota and one owned by Henry Schrup of Montevideo. Both of these were grinding feed. Knute also showed his water wheel. This was gas powered, run by a Maytag motor. It pumped water over a large water wheel which powered a churn and a man sawing wood.

Each engine Roy has purchased, he has had completely apart, cleaned, repaired if necessary, put back together, put on a truck and painted.

There were interesting crafts for the women to look at and to buy.

People assisting for the day were Dale Norman, Arron J. Olson and Elmer T. Thompson of Montevideo; Don Holtan and Thorvald Boe of Dawson helping with the motors; Clayton Toombs directed parking. Mrs. Luverne Dumke and Hans Larson registered people and sold tickets.