Bradley (left) was my grandpa's best friend and a fellow
steam engine enthusiast. It was Don who got Grandpa
interested in the old tractors. This Case 10-30 was found by
Don on the bank of the Yellowstone River near Rosebud,
Montana. He wanted to
rescue it, but the owner found out that Don already had
several steam engines and wanted someone else to have it.
So, Don talked my grandfather into going out and rescuing
the engine. He subsequently restored it and operated
it at the Rosebud County Fair for many years.
As part of
WMSTR's 150th Anniversary Case Exposition in 1992, Don went over the
engine piece by piece and restored it to showroom condition.
It was trucked to Rollag for the show, where Don operated it
each day of the reunion. In 2006, WMSTR held another Case
exposition, so the 30 was trucked over to Rollag again. This
picture was taken at the 2006 show.