History Comes Alive During Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion
Rollag, MN — See the past come alive this weekend at the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion in Rollag! Every Labor Day weekend since 1954, generations of Threshermen and women get together to relive the tradition of the good ole’ days and bring the past to life for the enjoyment of young and old alike. With over 200 acres of exhibits and attractions, there is plenty to see and do each day, according to Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion Duane Hovelsrud.
Other attractions throughout the grounds include the Construction Area, otherwise known as the Sandbox, the Pioneer Village, minatureland, and Main Street, which includes a general store, mercantile, Downer Church, post office, and other buildings from the early 1900s.
The featured exhibit this year is the Rumley Oil Pull Tractors and the resurrection of the first prototype Rumley Tractor, Kerosene Annie. Hovland says seeing this tractor fired up and working will literally be a once a lifetime opportunity.
Perhaps what keeps people coming back to Rollag year after year, according to Hovelsrud, is that the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion features real life, working displays accompanied by the unique sights, sounds and smells of history.
The Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion runs this Friday, September 2nd through Labor Day Monday, September 5th. Visit www.rollag.com for more information.
R & J News will be broadcasting live from Steamer Hill in Rollag Friday morning.
Listen to the full interview with Duane Hovelsrud below: