Number 81 - February 2024

L.O.W. Annual Meeting Time

It's that time of year again and our Annual Meeting of the Lake of the Woods Steam and Gas Engine Association has been scheduled for 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 24, 2024 at the Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church, located on Rocky Point RD (County RD 17), 6 miles North of Roosevelt. Note the day change, still  SATURDAY instead of Sunday.

If you have an E-mail address, even if you think I may already have it, please E-mail it to me, because some have changed and are no longer valid & I may have lost some due to computer problems. Include your phone number, as a lot of you have cell phones only, no land-line, so you are no longer listed in the phone book, so I’m missing a few & have no way to put you back on the list. So if you know of any members not getting the newsletter just let me know.

As it is each year, and doesn't seem to change much, we have a lot of business to discuss in preparation for this year's show; election of directors, discussion of work that needs to be done, ideas to improve our show and enlarge our attendance, along with good fellowship with old and/or new friends, and of course enjoy some good refreshments. Also bring along any of your friends who may be interested in exhibiting, playing with or just looking at any of the Old Tractors, Cars, Engines, Farm Equipment, and other Old Stuff that was used many decades ago by our ancestors on the farm, in the home and etc. Perhaps we can encourage them to become members of our small, but great, organization.

Come watch us demonstrate a couple of Maytag square tub washers being run by gas engines with the exhaust hose run out the window. Then watch how it was done before they had any type of power to do their wash. We'll show you how the washing was done 100 years ago & earlier.

The kids seem to be having a good time in the Sand Box with their earth moving equipment & other toys, which is located behind the Schoolhouse.

We had a visit from the Float Plane again last year. They landed on the road & taxied into the parking lot. A bit later they taxied back to the road and took off. Yes, the floats have wheels too.

Call Troy Comstock at 218-424-7455 or Steve LaDuke at 218-689-4463 or William Olson at 218-442-6381 for more information about our association and our show.

You're welcome to volunteer or help with one of the following:  Your pay will the same as for the rest of us, the satisfaction of a job well done. You or a friend can become a Lifetime member for only $25.00 and get on the mailing list.

Steam Engines:
Gas and Diesel:

Stationary Engines:

Ladies Activities:
Kid's Activities:
Flea Market:
Gate & Tickets:
Music and Entertainment:
Troy Comstock
Phil Harder
Smitty Jeffrey
Dean Hahn
Gary Baus
Troy Comstock
Mark Engen
Phil Harder
Jane Jeffrey
Davis Jeffrey
Kathy Comstock
Beth Fish
Kathy Baus
Cory Scharf
Steve LaDuke
Jeanine Engen
Danelle Comstock
Cory Scharf

Our Gate Fee Admission is now $10.00 to be more in line with the other shows, with children 14 old and under Free. This should give us a little more cash for upkeep & to operate with. Primitive Camping fee is $10 for the season plus the gate fee.

My phone, 218-442-6381, Cell, 218-469-3806 whick is usually on only when I'm away from home. My E-mail address:

Here are a few websites that were suggested to be included in the newsletter. is Itasca show site is Our show site is used parts site this one is Albany show site  is a museum & manuals site

Find us also on Facebook:

Remember, our show this year will be on Saturday and Sunday August 3-4, 2024.

Spread the word to friends, neighbors and acquaintances both far and near about this year’s show dates and invite them to come celebrate & recall our past with us.

Don’t forget, Annual Meeting,

2:00 PM, Saturday, February 24, 2024, at the Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church, 6 miles North of Roosevelt.

Note again, the meeting is on Saturday, not Sunday.