Minneapolis Moline Collectors News and Information - Recent News
We have over 170 photos in an album of the Summer Show in Rollag, MN. An amazing line up of Minneapolis and Twin City Steam Engines, as well as an impressive display of MM tractors at this huge 4 day show. See individual photos of the parade and many more photos of threshing equipment, the village, and other displays. A big thank you to Loren Book and Kim Groskreutz for their photography. (This album is a selection from over 300 photos.)
Do you know you can download photos from the album which is on the Flickr website? The best way to get there is to visit our Photos page and click on the album. Or simply watch the slideshow on our photo page. We have over 2400 photos stored on Flickr. You can go back many years to view our various club shows. Enjoy!!
Recently a letter went out to those in our MM Community who expressed an interest in pledging towards the MM wing addition at the Floyd County Historical Society in Charles City, IA. The current amount pledged is only 21 percent of the amount needed to ensure the project can move forward, so donations will not be accepted for 2016 as planned.
However, the revised plan is to extend the fundraising efforts for one year to see if enough additional financial pledges will come in to move the project forward. The committee would appreciate your spreading the word about what we are trying to accomplish.
With a large number of our population of MM collectors, former employees, and enthusiasts aging, it is imporotant now, more than ever, to presere the history and legacy of Minneapolis-Moline. The expansion of the museum in Charles City would make that possible. You are encouraged to contact any committee member with your questions or ideas for fundraising. David Rittenbaugh is the committee chair and can be reached at 248-770-0871 or email@example.com
If you did not receive specific information about the project and are interested, please contact David or Loren Book, firstname.lastname@example.org, and a packet will be sent to you.
Your club membership helps encourage interest in preserving and restoring Minneapolis Moline history, tractors, and implements. Two young people learned much about the MM legacy as well as how to restore tractors. Their projects connected them with many who know about the company and they also learned that hard work and perseverance pay off in many ways. Thank you for being a part of our MM family by supporting such projects with your membership dues. This is just one of many benefits our club provides and keeps the history and legacy of the MM companies alive!
Check out more information on the Projects page.
Dear MM Community! We want you to know about an exciting new partnership with the Floyd County Historical Society in Charles City, Iowa -- The Minneapolis-Moline Museum Project: Building to Preserve the Past for Future Generations! This is a wonderful opportunity to help build a permanent home for the Minneapolis-Moline heritage, history, and legacy. Find out more about this on the Projects page under MM Museum.
It's time to think about the MMCI Coloring Contest: We encourage club members to sponsor entrants for the coloring contest as a way to bring generations together and to educate our youth about the Minneapolis-Moline Companies. Take time to sit with the youth and tell them about the photo, the colors of the implements and get them interested in our history. We hope to encourage the next generation to have an interest in the Collectors Club and our M-M heritage!
The colored pages must be sponsored by a current club member and be postmarked no later than March 10, 2016 (before the Wiinter Convention). Be sure to READ the contest rules. Go here to find the information you need. And good luck to all!!
The slide show highlights photos from the South Dakota State Plowing Contest in August at the LeRoy Fetts Farm near Lennox. Loren Book brought his Universal D to plow, the oldest tractor in the field (1920). Notice the photo of the Universal going nose-to-nose with its predecessor, a team of horses. The Universal was designed to keep the plowman in the same position as when he had a team of horses.
See more photos in the album on our Photo page, in the Other category. All of the photos in our albums are available to the public. (Thanks to Loren for all the photos.)
Butch Fuder and Rex Mercer have an interesting update on the R Cab Project they started a couple of years ago! Go to the PDF report: