Cedar Falls - Iowa, Iowa, Midwest USA, 1950-1959, 1958
Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA - August 23, 1958: 1912 Case steam traction engine being driven in the Threshermen's Field Days parade. A steam engine like this would have been used to power a threshing machine or other farm machinery. Although steam engines and steam tractors were used in the US until the late 1930s and early 40s, collector goups were already forming by the time this photo was taken in 1958 to preserve steam engines and tractors. Sign under canopy says - CASE steam engine bought in 1912 ... owned by Art Hudacheck, West Liberty, Iowa.