Powerful memories


Goessel?s 36th annual Country Threshing Days this past weekend resurrects the time when primitive tractors and engines powered Kansas agriculture.


The grounds at Country Theshing days exhibited myriad expressions of vintage agriculture, including a mule-driven threshing operation pictured here.


Visitors enjoyed rides Saturday on an Aultman & Taylor tractor, one of the more reliable and long-lasting tractors during the 1920s. Almost 100 gas engines and tractors, along with a handful of prairie tractors, were part of this year?s Country Threshing Days in Goessel.<p>


Warmer temperatures and Ice cream go hand-in-hand and those attending had an ever sweeter treat by watching the John Deere tractor freezer in action during the 36th annual Country Threshing Days. The event gives visitors a taste of? equipment once used for work and farming.


A 1915 Reeves 40 gas tractor (right) weighing almost 25,000 pounds, complete with extension rims and 90-inch rear drivers, was among the many large prairie tractors (left, middle) at? Country Threshing Days. The event each year offers visitors a glimpse into the past and how large and small engines shaped agriculture in the early 1900s.<p>

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