JAMES VALLEY THRESHING SHOW
40th ANNIVERSARY BOOK
|Our 40th anniversary was in 2014 and to celebrate
it we create our book. It tells our members'
stories that not only celebrate our anniversary,
but also the history of life in our region.
The activities of farming in the early 1900's
- threshing, plowing, lumber sawing - shaped
the world we live in now. It is a heritage
to preserve, by restoring antique steam engines,
tractors, trucks, cars and other farming
equipment, and learning and demonstrating
the skills to use them.
The book also tells of early
on the farm, when church worship
old school house were the cultural
and heritage crafts such as quilting,
weaving and food preparatiion
were how a
family's daily needs were met.
And the pastimes
that entertained, from children's
the music and dance that provided
relaxation and weekend merriment.
The cover of the book is graced with Terry
Redlin's "Building a Community".
Terry was inspired to paint this picture
when he attended a James Valley Threshing
Show, and saw how the old sawmills were instrumental
in building the early communities.
The book cover features Terry Redlin's "Building
The inspiration for the picture and
to the artist is explained in "Building
|As the whirling blade's sharp sound cuts
through the forest night, Terry Redlin invites
us to revisit an earlier era in America's
past. Deep in the woods felled trees are
gathered and slowly hauled to the sawmill.
An old steam tractor rattles and groans,
puffing out its power. The raw cut lumber
piles higher and higher in the open shed.
It will be stored here to cure for a while,
then delivered to waiting lumberyards in
"This painting was a challenge,"
the artist comments, "because
to combine several sources of
the eye moves easily from one
area of bustling
activity to another."
|FAMILY TIMES - PAST & PRESENT
AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE FAMILY
-----------------Table of Contents-----------------
Schedule of Activities
Looking Back Over the Trail - 40 years
From the President
First Time In Andover
Harold Brown Family Sawmill
David Fie's Case Rarity
A 12 Year Old's View of Steam
A Ford For All Seasons
Small Scale Collection
Steam Power - Largest Steam Plowing Demonstration
A Sea of Red
Carl Johnson Legacy
Two Cylinder Club History
Tractor Pull at Andover
History of the Gas Station
Saving the 1909 Huppmobile
Threshing in the "Good Ol' Days"
America is Andover Threshing
Gaar Scott and Company - Engine #15527
150 HP Project
Heating Up Iron in the Blacksmith Shop
Memories of How Our Freedom Was Won
The History of the Cook Car
A Farmwife's View
Busy Day In Dollville
Collecting Beaded and Vintage Purses
Spinners and Weavers
Kid's Tractor Pull
Big Kids/Little Kids
Former Student Donates Rural School He Attended
Physical Education in the Early 1900's
Our School Marms
The Tin Dipper
Music in Andover
A Family Tradition
A Church and It's Journey
A Baptism at Thresherman's Park Church
For the Love of Mikey
Preserving our Heritage Crafts
Feed Bin History
Lazy Farmer's 4-H Story
The Lion's Club
The General Store
Our Gate Keepers
Fun at Andover
Projects of Growth and Improvements
Honor Roll of Deceased Members
|To order: send your name and address with
a check payable for $30 plus
$5.80 for shipping
per book (South Dakota residents
James Valley Threshing Association
100 South 1st St.
Andover, SD 57422
Our book would not have been possible without
the generous support of the outstanding businesses
and organizations in our surrounding communities.
Many have purchased advertising in our book,
and we thank every one of them! We are pleased
to present their advertisements here on our
We encourage you to visit all
our SPONSORS. Let them know you saw them here, and take
advantage of the many services and goods
Continue to Maps to the Show in Andover
Or start the Show with The J.I. Case Heritage Foundation Case Expo
See you at the Show!