Albany Pioneer Days spotlights farm work and diversions of days gone by

Many musicians waited their turn to perform. Pictured above (from left): Donn Eggen on dobro, Pete Kraft on bass, Norman “Sonny” Bartells on fiddle, Jim Corrow doing guitar and vocals and Don Grub playing harmonica.

Arthur Oien of Minneapolis, at left, checks out the many scale-model motor exhibits while Ken Orsten of Willmar points out one of the steam-powered model engine displays that he put together.

Gauges of every size, shape and purpose are featured in a display put together by the Stearns County Pioneer Club. Club volunteer on-site was Ervin Auer of Albany. “People would just drop off gauges and they were piling up,” he said. “This is much nicer.”

Heidi and Ric LaCoursiere of Little Falls gaze fondly at one of the classic cars displayed, a red mustang.

Mike Arens of Eden Valley drives a Cushman Truckster around the Pioneer Days village while Lynn Parr of Eden Valley hitches a ride.

Jeff Nathe, Albany, inks type to run through a proof press in the Print Shop as Scout Lease watches. Scout is the daughter of Dale and Milli Lease, stationed in Germany.

Mobile vehicles of all types can be found on Pioneer Days streets. Riding this Clark Warehouse Tug is Blake Donabauer of Avon. Driving duty is covered by Fezzy Hanauer of Albany.

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