Newspaper Archive of
The Ortonville Independent
Ortonville, Minnesota
Lyft
May 11, 1999     The Ortonville Independent
PAGE 34     (34 of 62 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
 
PAGE 34     (34 of 62 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
May 11, 1999
 

Newspaper Archive of The Ortonville Independent produced by SmallTownPapers, Inc.
Website © 2019. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal.




I Page 16 Spring & Summer 1999 Big Stone Lake Region Vacation Yesteryear's Harvest Displayed at Twin Brooks Threshing AN IRON BRIDGE is a recent addition to the grounds at the Twin Brooks Threshing Show.-Review Photo. Farming the way it used to be is showcased each August at the Twin Brooks Thresh- ing Show, held at the Murlyn hnaser farmstead one mile east and a half mile south of Twin Brooks. The 13th annual event is scheduled for Aug. 21 and 22 this year. Offered for spectators are demonstrations of grain threshing, plowing, hay bal- ing, a sawmill and other farm machinery from days gone buy. Antique and vintage farm implements are employed and some partici- pants dress in period cos- tumes. In keeping with the aes- thetics of the pre-combine era, wheat is swathed and bundled, then shocked by hand prior to the threshing show. The threshing show is staged on a farmstead with a prairie village setting from the past that includes an 1870 log cabin, a one-room schoolhouse and a country store. A recent addition to the grounds this year is a his- toric wrought iron truss bridge, obtained as surplus from the highway depart- ment in Hamlin County. The 105-year-old bridge has been set across a creek bed. It serves as a crossing for foot traffic and the parade of machinery that is held dur- ing the show each day will be able to drive across the bridge. The 80-ft. long bridge has been designated as a historic structure by the South Dakota Department of Transportation and the threshing show committee has applied to have the bridge included on the national register of historic sites. There are crafts, a swap meet and a flea market on the grounds throughout the threshing show weekend. Food is available at the site and musical groups perform periodically during the show. Contests include a tractor A SAWMILL is but one of the pieces of antique machinery spectators can see in tion at the Twin Brooks Threshing Show held every year in August.--Review Photo. pull, with only 1957 or older tractors, a kids' pedal pull with miniature tractors, and an all-terrain vehicle pull. Purchase of a threshing show admission button also Stop by and check out our large inventory of new and used vehicles. qualifies the buyer for prize drawings at the end of the show on Sunday. The Threshing Show grounds are located one mile east and one-half mile south of Twin Brooks, or five west and 1 and 1/2 south of Milbank. For more this event, phone 6201 or 320-269-7029. Your Chevy, Olds, Buick, Pontiac, Cadillac and Chevy Truck Dealer We do business the Old Fashioned Way Farms, Homes, Condos and Apartments Buy from us for no pressure sales 104 W. 4th Ave., Milbank 432-4603 After Hours 432-5035 www.whetstonerealty.com Hwy. 15/77 Milbank. SD 605.432-5471:1-800.568.5436 Service - 605-432-9516: Parts- 605-432-4491 Betty M. Dockter, & Property Manager I Page 16 Spring & Summer 1999 Big Stone Lake Region Vacation Yesteryear's Harvest Displayed at Twin Brooks Threshing AN IRON BRIDGE is a recent addition to the grounds at the Twin Brooks Threshing Show.-Review Photo. Farming the way it used to be is showcased each August at the Twin Brooks Thresh- ing Show, held at the Murlyn hnaser farmstead one mile east and a half mile south of Twin Brooks. The 13th annual event is scheduled for Aug. 21 and 22 this year. Offered for spectators are demonstrations of grain threshing, plowing, hay bal- ing, a sawmill and other farm machinery from days gone buy. Antique and vintage farm implements are employed and some partici- pants dress in period cos- tumes. In keeping with the aes- thetics of the pre-combine era, wheat is swathed and bundled, then shocked by hand prior to the threshing show. The threshing show is staged on a farmstead with a prairie village setting from the past that includes an 1870 log cabin, a one-room schoolhouse and a country store. A recent addition to the grounds this year is a his- toric wrought iron truss bridge, obtained as surplus from the highway depart- ment in Hamlin County. The 105-year-old bridge has been set across a creek bed. It serves as a crossing for foot traffic and the parade of machinery that is held dur- ing the show each day will be able to drive across the bridge. The 80-ft. long bridge has been designated as a historic structure by the South Dakota Department of Transportation and the threshing show committee has applied to have the bridge included on the national register of historic sites. There are crafts, a swap meet and a flea market on the grounds throughout the threshing show weekend. Food is available at the site and musical groups perform periodically during the show. Contests include a tractor .... i A SAWMILL is but one of the pieces of antique machinery spectators can see in tion at the Twin Brooks Threshing Show held every year in August.--Review Photo. pull, with only 1957 or older tractors, a kids' pedal pull with miniature tractors, and an all-terrain vehicle pull. Purchase of a threshing show admission button also Stop by and check out our large inventory of new and used vehicles. qualifies the buyer for prize drawings at the end of the show on Sunday. The Threshing Show grounds are located one mile east and one-half mile south of Twin Brooks, or five west and 1 and 1/2 south of Milbank. For more this event, phone 6201 or 320-269-7029. Your Chevy, Olds, Buick, Pontiac, Cadillac and Chevy Truck Dealer We do business the Old Fashioned Way Farms, Homes, Condos and Apartments Buy from us for no pressure sales 104 W. 4th Ave., Milbank 432-4603 After Hours 432-5035 www.whetstonerealty.com Hwy. 15/77 Milbank. SD 605.432-5471:1-800.568.5436 Service - 605-432-9516: Parts- 605-432-4491 Betty M. Dockter, & Property Manager