Colorado roadside curiosity: antique agriculture

Elsewhere on this blog I’ve posted pics of old trucks resting comfortably just off the highway. Today I thought I’d highlight a somewhat more exotic roadside attraction.

Not too far N. and W. on Hwy. 114 out of the little crossroads hamlet of Saguache, Colorado rests this remarkable relic of agriculture’s past — an old steam threshing machine that looks like it ought to be in a museum somewhere.

Instead, it sits and waits for people to drive around a bend in the road (one of my favorite and lesser-known byways in the state) to come upon it unawares, and perhaps spend a moment wondering:

“What’s that?”

Antique agriculture

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5 thoughts on “Colorado roadside curiosity: antique agriculture

  1. Very cool. It’s almost sacrilegious to say it, but that might make a clever BBQ with a few small modifications.

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