Nowthen Threshing Show a blast from the past

Well over 7,000 people came out to Nowthen Aug. 15-17 for the 44th annual Nowthen Threshing Show.

The show’s slogan of “Bringing the Past to the Present” was fitting.

Tractor owners brought antiques that still ran well enough to be in a parade down “Main Street” of the show’s grounds near the corner of Nowthen and Viking boulevards. Modern equipment was also on display.

There were times that visitors were transported back to the time period of early Minnesota settlers. You could walk into an old schoolhouse, try washing shirts on a scrub board or watch a blacksmith or loggers hard at work.

As you walked to another part of the Threshing Show, you could sit outside a 1920s Red Crown gas station or see collectable cars from many different decades.

Eric Hagen is at [email protected]

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