Albin Kling Interview, ca. 1976
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Farm Life--Minnesota; Dairy farming--Minnesota; Agriculture--Minnesota; Steam-engines; Threshing machines; Threshing--Minnesota; World War, 1939-1945; Agricultural machinery--Minnesota
Albin Kling was 80 years old and he was born outside Hoffman. He is a steam engine enthusiast.
In this interview, Albin Kling discusses the early days of steam-driven threshers. He discusses the community cooperation in threshing and the process involved in operating the machines. He also mentions the threshers and their fate during the scrap iron drive of World War II. Finally he stresses the future of steam powered farm equipment.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Kling, Albin, "Albin Kling Interview, ca. 1976" (1976). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 16.