Blog 3: The 53rd Annual Michigan Steam Engine and Threshers Club Reunion

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The Michigan Steam Engine and Threshers Club is holding their 53rd annual reunion for three days (July 29-31) and I had the pleasure of riding along with the club’s president, Sam London, as he showed me some of the 33 steam engines on display.

Michigan Steam Engine and Threshers Club President Sam London in front of his 1920 50 Horse Case Steam Engine.


All of the steam engines are owned (many of them passed down through generations) by the club’s members. People from all over the state, and neighboring states as well, come out to enjoy a live show filled with whistle blowing and tractor-riding.  Here are more pictures from the reunion:

1910 Gaar-Scott & CO. steam engine, largest portable in the U.S.

Burning wood to power the steam engine.

A steam engine used to make ice cream.

The Steam Engine and Threshers Club evolved into a family show from farmers getting together with their machines and continuing the cultural link between past and present farming.  The club has been in Mason since 1972.

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