Mitchell County Historical Society Cedar Valley Memories – Osage, Iowa

cedar_valley_memories.jpg    Mitchell County Historical Society Cedar Valley Memories – Osage, Iowa

Osage, Iowa has on display are five fully functional antique steam engines: Reeves 40-140 cross compound tractor, 1913 Case model 110, 1910 Phoenix Caterpillar log hauler, 1922 32-hp Advance-Rumley, and 1878 Bluementrit two-cylinder. Home of the Smolik exhibit of steam engines, vintage machinery and an old railroad depot. On display in the Smolik Exhibit, includes Osage’s own 1901 Frazee automobile, the first gas-powered car manufactured in Iowa, and the only one ever made, designed and assembled in Osage.

Admission – None

Directions – 1½ miles west of Osage on Iowa Highway 9

Hours – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., daily, Memorial Day weekend – September 30

Phone – (641) 732-1269


  1. susan schuler says:

    Last year we attended a huge steam engine show there at your site 1-1/2 miles west of Osage. We happened to be passing by and just stopped in. We were so impressed that we would like to attend again this year. We were able to watch horse-drawn implements plowing land, large log cutting, horse pull and many other interesting ‘old-time-farming’ events. What is the date of that show this year?

  2. A request for this informaiton has been sent to them with a request that they copy us so we can post it here.

  3. The threshing show / power show is usually during the second weekend in August each year. This year it was held on August 13th & 14th, 2011.

  4. Paul Ehlinger says:

    I am one of the volunteers that operates a Phoenix steam powered log hauler in Wabeno Wisconsin. Wabeno Antique Power Association has their show on July 13h-15th 2012. When is the show in Osage for 2012? I would like to attend and bring the 1/6th scale model that Dan Kiekhafer built of the Phoenix log hauler.

  5. Paul Ehlinger says:

    What is the show date for 2013

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