James Valley Threshing 25th Anniversary Tractor
James Valley Threshing 25th Anniversary Tractor
James Valley Threshing 25th Anniversary Tractor
James Valley Threshing 25th Anniversary Tractor
James Valley Threshing 25th Anniversary Tractor
James Valley Threshing 25th Anniversary Tractor
James Valley Threshing 25th Anniversary Tractor
James Valley Threshing 25th Anniversary Tractor

James Valley Threshing 25th Anniversary Tractor

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James Valley Threshing 25th Anniversary Tractor
 
James Valley Threshing 25th Anniversary
Soft cover
127 pages
Copyright 1999
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Schedule of Activities  3
Founding Fathers 4
Looking Back Over the Trail5
From the President 6
Past Presidents  7-9
Officers & Board of Directors9
Looking Back - 25 Years 10-14
110 Case 15-16
"Stegmin"17
Plowing with Steam18-19
"Wrong Side Up" 20
25-85 Nichols and Shepard Single Cylinder Engine No. 1237721
Threshing and Its History  22-24
"Evening Star"25
Sawmill Action26-27
James Valley 2-Cylinder Club28-29
My Dad's Pride30
The "Dakota" Tractor 31
Mogul 10-20 Tractor32-33
Fred Bruns, Rumely Lover 34-35
"Dakota Territory" 36
Horse Power37-39
Parade Specials40-46
Kid's Power & Fun47-48
Fun at the Toy Chest 49-51
Heritage Crafts52-55
Spinners & Weavers56-57
Music at the James ValleyThreshing Show 58-59
Feed Bin & Thresherman's Breakfast  60-62
The Lazy Farmer's 4-H 63
The Old Time Chuck Wagon64-66
A Working Show 67-68
Fun In Andover 69-78
Other Activities  79-81
Evening Entertainment82
Ground Improvements 83-84
"Thank You" 85
1999 Membership List86
Map of the Grounds87
Membership Picture Directory  88-118
Honor Roll of Desceased Members119
Our Sponsors  120-127

As we review agriculture and machines, the sources of power and the vehicles associated with agriculture down through the years, we must conclude that mechanization began about 150 years ago. We also find that very few men or women under the age of 65 years can boast that they have made the trip to town in a horse-drawn buggy or a fringed top surrey. Until about seventy-five years ago, oxen, horses, mules and even man himself were the chief sources of power on the farm.
The steam engine became self-propelled in the 1880's and was an important source of power for breaking the virgin sod when North and South Dakota were settled in the 1880's to 1900 period.
The threshing scene underwent few changes since the time Christ was on earth. The Bible mentions the threshing floor where the straw was placed and animals were driven over it until the grain was separated from the heads, or the flail with which a man beat the straw until the grain was separated from the heads. It was not until nearly 1800 that a few crude grain threshing machines began to appear. In the 1830's the Pitts brothers devised a more successful machine.

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