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Albert City Threshermen ready to rumble

Monday, July 31, 2006

Everyone is invited to join the Albert City Threshermen & Collectors Association on August 11, 12 and 13, to relive the "Good Old Days" at the 36th annual show. This year they are featuring Ferguson tractors and implements, as well as gas engines made in Iowa.

History will be in action with actual threshing demonstrations, horse drawn field activities, and an Antique Tractor Pull on Saturday. Watch the stately draft horse teams as they do much of the work during the show. You will be impressed with the stationary Corliss steam engine display, gas engines, tractors, antique cars and trucks, machinery and other farm and home antiques. There will be a large display of vintage military vehicles and memorabilia.

Take a stroll through yesteryear as you tour the one-room country schoolhouse with live classes, turn of the century farmhouse and the threshing crew as they work hard to bring the crop in. While you are remembering, visit the Svenska Stuga (a Swedish country house), barn, carpenter shop and harness shop. You won't want to miss the sawmill, blacksmith shop or broom factory where you can watch live demonstrations throughout the day. The young and old alike will enjoy the toy show, petting farm and kids pedal pull.

Relax a little and ride on one of the horse-drawn trolleys around the grounds or sit and enjoy the live entertainment throughout the day in the shade of the open pavilion. Other highlights are the parades held each day and the worship service on Sunday morning.

After all this excitement, you are bound to have an old-fashioned appetite. The Threshermen have a number of food stands around the grounds, including everyone's favorite homemade ice cream.

Take home memories of the day, and a souvenir from the old store, the toy show or from one of the many antique craft displays at the show.

The Threshermen hope you enjoy your visit to the site located two miles west and 1/2 mile north of Albert City. You are invited back each year to relive some of the pioneer ways of life and remember that the "Good Old Days" really were good after all.

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