Archive for Saturday, August 7, 1999


August 7, 1999


— A piece of Kansas' past is on display in McLouth this weekend. The 42nd annual Steam Engine Show and Threshing Bee aims to entertain attendees while it shows them the way farming was in the first part of the century, show director Doug McQuitty said.

"We try to have a living museum of the way things were done," he said.

The "living museum" includes an antique tractor pull at 4 p.m. today, a draft horse pull 7 p.m. Sunday and "old time threshers' meals" served up courtesy of the McLouth Kiwanis Club.

More modern relaxation methods will also be on display.

A sand volleyball tournament goes on today. A "pedal power" tractor pull for children ages 5 to 12 takes place at 10 a.m. Musical act "Flint Hills Thunder" plays from 8 p.m. to midnight today.

Sunday's events include a 9:30 a.m. church service, a country dancing exhibition at 2 p.m. and a mini-hot rod pull at 4 p.m.

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