Stevens County


The Machinery Museum contains many interesting examples of farm equipment used in Stevens County during the first part of the twentieth century. Agriculture, along with lumbering and mining, formed the basis of the economy. Donations for this display came from many residents of the county.

The stationary hay baler, circa 1920-1930’s was powered by horses, bales weighed 175-225 pounds. Other typical farm equipment on display are hay mower, hay rake, disc, seeder and manure spreader.

The Machinery Museum also contains the history of “Jumbo” the buffalo/cattle cross that was promoted during the 1930’s by Leland Wilson. The wagon and the cart that “Buffalo” Wilson used to travel all over the United States to promote this meat source is a unique display.