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A Trip to Crosby North Dakota


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Looking great John and Kelly,


Keep the progres coming in..........
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On a side note, one of my last trips to Crosby included taking a 10hp Otto out of the grain elevator in Columbus. They were doing some remodeling of the office and found the engine under the floor.
Wondering if there was any sign of what that engine powered? The original power company in Columbus was the Columbus Roller Mill & Electric Co. and which was sold to Crosby Light & Power Co. in the early 1920s (Crosby Light & Power then became United Power Co. soon afterwards and sold to MDU in 1926).
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A quick progress report from Crosby ND. John has a Huber in the shop right now along with the Rumely 30-60E. Also just hauled in …...an Altman Taylor square radiator tractor.

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Wondering if there was any sign of what that engine powered? The original power company in Columbus was the Columbus Roller Mill & Electric Co. and which was sold to Crosby Light & Power Co. in the early 1920s (Crosby Light & Power then became United Power Co. soon afterwards and sold to MDU in 1926).
I don't know all the ins and outs of grain elevators but I assume it ran all the equipment it takes to make a grain elevator operational. Pretty much the same as all the engines I've helped take out of other grain elevators. When we went to the show in Crosby this summer we were in Columbus and the old grain elevator is in poor shape. The rails are gone and the elevator looks abandoned. As does the rest of the town. There wasn't any sign of the office remodeling.
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So it seems like the only business in Columbus still going strong would be the electric coop - and even that's outside the town proper.
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Yep. I think there was a small trucking/excavating company on the west edge of town, a very run down motel (and I mean run down...it makes the old school bus I stay in at Rollag look like a palace...we had the privelidge of staying there...if I were catholic it would be considered my penance!), a small bar that even on a Saturday night in no where ville had only 2 cars, and I think I saw a sign for someone doing hair care in their home. Very sad compared to the last time I was there. At least Crosby has managed to hold their own...maybe even grow a little.

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Also if you look off the southeast there was a rather large rail tanker car filling facility filling crude for shipment. And a large grain facility off to the west. I was actually surprised at how little those 2 towns had benefitted from the oil boom. Certainly not like Minot, Williston, Watford City, Bismarck, etc.
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I was gonna say that. Seems like that area is just a bit outside the Bakken oil patch (although there has been some oil development in the area for quite some time). Even Lignite (the next town east) seems to be better off than Columbus - they at least have a gas station.

Anyhow, enough o' that. Back to tractors.
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A quick progress report from Crosby ND. John has a Huber in the shop right now along with the Rumely 30-60E. Also just hauled in …...an Altman Taylor square radiator tractor.

Kelly T
We came the long way to Crosby this year. I'm pretty sure I saw that Aultman along the way. I heard it moved, now I know where.
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Found a couple pics that may be of interest -

the grounds in 1983: http://www.digitalhorizonsonline.org...id/12599/rec/8

A threshing rig in the Crosby area in the 1910s: http://www.digitalhorizonsonline.org...id/8550/rec/40
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I just realized I had pictures to post from a week or two ago.

Huber has gotten some paint and the engine is going back together.

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Do you know what the serial number of the Huber is?
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I well remember the coal mine shovel sitting on that corner. There was quite a story about how they got it to the site. I believe they brought it in on it's own power. pretty remarkable considering the distance traveled and the fact that it is electric if I remember right. What year did the sawmill get set up?
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Here is a picture from today in Crosby. Crosby Chistmas…..notice the plates! We got together for hot dish, lefse etc. It was a good visit!

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Kelly?
Did you have a recorder going to get some of the stories?
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Did you have a recorder going to get some of the stories?
Sorry only silent movies! It was a good get together before Christmas. We even took some Lefse over to the Nursing home to an old friend there!

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I was just looking through some old farm magazines from 1911 and saw this ad... Being the only one of these I have seen, figured it was fitting.
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Sorry only silent movies! It was a good get together before Christmas. We even took some Lefse over to the Nursing home to an old friend there!

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Kelly, would that old friend possibly be Tony? If so how is he getting on, haven't seen him for quite a while.
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Kelly, would that old friend possibly be Tony? If so how is he getting on, haven't seen him for quite a while.
Yep Frank we took Tony some Lefse. He was doing pretty good! We visited for a while and he seemed his old self!

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Another good day in Johns Shop. Glen Orwick in the first picture with his 30-60 Rumely. Dean and Robbie pulling sleeves in Robbie's Avery in the second picture. Denis and Robbie giving a closer inspection of the Avery. Going to Crosby always makes for a good day! So much going on! Good people! And always feel appreciated!

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I well remember the coal mine shovel sitting on that corner. There was quite a story about how they got it to the site. I believe they brought it in on it's own power. pretty remarkable considering the distance traveled and the fact that it is electric if I remember right. What year did the sawmill get set up?
If I had to guess, it probably came from the coal mine at Kincaid (south of Columbus) or the one west of Noonan - would be interesting to know how old that was.
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