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Title Western Minnesota Steam Thresher’s Reunion Collection
Call Number MSS 220
Extent 8 folders
Dates of Creation ca. 1880-1930
Creator Western Minnesota Steam Threshers
Scope & Content The collection contains numerous photocopies and copy negatives of scenes of farming and of families that were involved with farming and with steam threshing. While the copies were one in 1988 most of the originals would date to the late 19th – early 20th centuries.
Admin/Biographical History It all started in 1940 with a little idea sparked from the soul of some local thresherman over supper. The Nelson boys fired up the old Garr-Scott engine to thresh with steam again for old time sake with family & friends. The event continued once a year until 1954, when Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion met formally for the first time and invited the public. Today the show has grown to include hundreds of demonstrations and exhibits spread over 210 beautiful acres. The show attracts thousands of spectators and volunteers every Labor Day weekend.
Subjects Farming
Festivals
Steam Threshing
Access Conditions There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.
Copyrights The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright of the state of Minnesota which may be involved in the use of this collection.
Language of Material English
Archival History Copied from the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers
Containers Western Minnesota Steam Thresher’s Reunion Photos, ca. 1880 – 1930, (1 of 8)
Western Minnesota Steam Thresher’s Reunion Photos, ca. 1880 – 1930, (2of 8)
Western Minnesota Steam Thresher’s Reunion Photos, ca. 1880 – 1930, (3 of 8)
Western Minnesota Steam Thresher’s Reunion Photos, ca. 1880 – 1930, (4 of 8)
Western Minnesota Steam Thresher’s Reunion Photos, ca. 1880 – 1930, (5 of 8)
Western Minnesota Steam Thresher’s Reunion Photos, ca. 1880 – 1930, (6 of 8)
Western Minnesota Steam Thresher’s Reunion Photos, ca. 1880 – 1930, (7 of 8)
Western Minnesota Steam Thresher’s Reunion Photos, ca. 1880 – 1930, (8 of 8)