John - yes the engine is still at the show - Gilman ran Norman B. Nelson's Minneapolis that is now owned by his grandson Eric.That was the first show I ever went to. My Dad's great uncle Gilmer Olson from Twin Valley was operating a Minneapolis steamer (no canopy) and invited us up. I got 'baptized' that day--was on the platform with Gilmer seeing how things worked. He pulled the throttle & we were showered with black rain from the upwind smokestack. I still have that new white cap I was wearing that day-a great memory. I came back every year after that at least 2 days each year, became a member in 1994 and haven't missed since. It was awesome then and is awesome now.
Does anyone know Gilmer from that time? I would like to know whose engine he was running & if it is still or will be at the show again. Thanks for any info. -John
p.s.-Thanks for posting this Ned. I think Mark might be right about the B-R sawmill building being new & it's nice to know that when it was built, it was actually straight!
I would agree. It looks like people leaving on Monday afternoon.I'm not sure, but it almost looks like a mass exodus! I bet it was Monday afternoon, during the parade. Pretty typical of the last day of the show... any show I have been to!
Amazing how much attention (traffic) one picture can generate on these pages! Find some more old pictures Ned!
I not sure but all the cars are parked along the side of the road. I'm thinking it was just people parked and walking in either the east gate or down to the west gate remember west gate used to be just to the west of the workers eat shack. I'm not sure though just my 2 cents.I would agree. It looks like people leaving on Monday afternoon.
I think they did let people park along the road back then. I do remember traffic being insane back in those days too. There were times we would have to go around the 'block' to get home because the road would be backed up all the way to the Hwy 32 and Co. 10 intersection!!Ray I was wondering the same thing about the traffic? Did they let people park on the side of the road if you notice the road was watered but where the cars where it was way dry so they must have been there awhile? I may have been at that show. As a family we would go every year. I would do kids tractor pulls!