JC steam engine heads to "The Big Dig"

The Big Dig

 

August 26, 2021

This mid-1920's Russell Steam Engine is owned by the Jewell County Historical Society. It will be put to work at the Historical Construction Equipment Association's International Convention and Old Equipment Exposition hosted by Prairie Plowing Days on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 27, 28 and 29 at the Kurt Kocher Farm south of Concordia. It will be operated by Cliff Silsby (Mankato High School Class of 1970) of Auburn, Kan. 

After a "Long Wait" (the event was cancelled in 2020 because of COVID-19) the "Big Dig" will be here Friday through Sunday! The full name of the event is the 35th Annual Historical Construction Equipment Association International Convention and Old Equipment Exposition hosted by Prairie Plowing Days – familiarly known as "The Big Dig."

The event will be held on the Kurt Kocher farm south of Concordia. Find the site nine miles south of Concordia on Highway 81 and 2 1⁄2 miles west on Hawk Road, or four miles north of the Highway 24/81 junction and 2 1⁄2 miles west on Hawk Road.

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