Pikes Peak Or Bust!!

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1919 2 HP Domestic Type F pumping outfit owned by Marion Young, Security, Colorado. Photo by Lee Tucker.
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1948 Cockshutt 30 tractor owned by Jeff Gravert, Central City, Nebraska. Photo by Ron Oatney.
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1926 25-45 crossmount Case owned by Bob Seger, Johnson, Kansas, pulling Slim Loop's tractor sled. Slim is walking at left of the tractor. Photo by Ron Oatney.

5010 Wezel Circle, Colorado Shrines, Colorado 80916

The Western Museum of Mining and Industry, located in the
foothills of majestic Pikes Peak in Colorado, brings to life the
West’s rich mining heritage through active exhibits of mining
apparatus and equipment and guided tours that encourage hands-on
experiences. The Pikes Peak Engine and Tractor Gas-Up expands the
Museum’s exhibits once a year to offer insights into the
mechanized agricultural and manufacturing equipment used in the
early days of this century. The generous participation of visiting
exhibitors, including members of the Front Range Antique Power
Association, make this special weekend at the Museum possible.

Over 100 exhibitors of antique gas engines, tractors and related
items from eight states participated in last year’s event, held
June 8 and 9, 1991. Exhibitors hauled over 85 antique tractors to
this event. Each day of the show, visitors to the Museum enjoyed a
Parade of Power and hours of antique tractor pulls. Over 110 gas
engines were displayed, many attached to belt-driven accessories.
Beautifully crafted model engines and restored antique motorcycles
were also shown.

The Museum itself operated its reconstructed stamp mill, 1895
Corliss steam engine, air trammer, and steam shovel, provided
guided tours of its over 15,000 square feet of exhibits, and
offered gold panning and ‘mine shaft’ tours for kids of all
ages. A team of draft horses and a working blacksmith operation
were also on exhibit. Vendors offered many fine goods, including
baskets, honey products, clothing, books and toys.

The unique and beautiful location for this antique engine and
tractor show promises to keep this a very special event on the
antique machinery show circuit for years to come.

The 6th annual show at the Western Museum of Mining and
Industry, now called ‘Pikes Peak Antique Machinery Days,’
will be held June 13 and 14, 1992. The Museum also has a special
exhibit running through July 1992 called ‘From Rocks to Metal:
The Cyanide Leaching Process.’ For more information about the
1992 show contact Harold. Hopkins (719) 634-0862. The Western
Museum of Mining and Industry can be contacted at (719)
4880880.

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