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The Braddock Threshing Grounds is home to the Annual South Central Threshing Association, Inc. Threshing Bee and Antique Equipment Show. The show is held during the first weekend after Labor Day. Visitors to the show can witness first-hand how the early settlers of Emmons County tended their crops. Over 2,000 visitors attend each year to take part in the festivities. The Threshing Grounds is also home to a small collection of pioneer buildings and The Braddock News Letterpress Museum. A parade, food, entertainment and equipment demonstrations are featured at this event.
The Braddock Letterpress Museum is a collaborative effort between Braddock officials and local newspaper the Emmons County Record. The museum features a collection of printing equipment from the early days. The artifacts in the museum come from across the country and many still work. Visitors can see the presses at work during the Threshing Bee each year. The most notable equipment on the grounds includes an 1891 Walter Scott Pony Press, an 1895 Babcock Standard, an Alden’s Model Press and a 12x18 Chandler & Price. The shop is setup to look and operate like a weekly newspaper would have in 1885-1920. The museum is open during the Annual South Central Threshing Bee and for special tours. To schedule a tour contact Alan at (701) 332-6632.
For upcoming events and more information, visit the South Central Threshing Association on Facebook.
I. Linton Chamber of Commerce. Emmons County Guide. Linton, ND: Linton Chamber of Commerce, 2010.
II. Nevin, Eric C. "The Braddock News South Central Threshing Association, Inc." Briar press. Accessed July 30, 2017. http://www.briarpress.org/31678.
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