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Bill Klinger and Gary Hargrave fire up the 1922 Farquhar Steamer in Madrid.
Bill Klinger and Gary Hargrave fire up the 1922 Farquhar Steamer in Madrid.

A museum's resident steam engine

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Traditional farming will be on display in Madrid this weekend. Antique farm implements, an old sawmill, draft horses and steam power are all part of the 29th annual Antique Gas and Steam Engine Exhibition at the St. Lawrence Power Museum in Madrid. A hundred years ago, steam power was used on farms during the fall harvest. Black steam engines on massive steel wheels traveled from farm to farm. They belched smoke, hissed steam and drove belts typically attached to threshers and choppers. Todd Moe visited the resident steam engine at the Madrid museum that was used in Richville to crush rocks.

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