Wood Grain Thresher Burned in the Meeker Massacre, 1879

The thresher for grains is made of wood, it is horse drawn and horse powered It was burned in the Meeker massacre of 1879. It had metal parts which were salvaged by Adam Fiske and his sons in 1884 and rebuilt.

How Does The Artifact Relate to Colorado History

The thresher got the people of Hayden and the Yampa Valley to grow more grains so they could use it for food and sell the excess to create an economy.

Why Is This Artifact Significant?

The thresher threshed oats, wheat and other grains for food in the Yampa Valley.

Artifact Is
3 Dimensional
Artifact Significant To
Colorado
Artifact Location

Hayden Heritage Center
300 Pearl St
Hayden, CO 81639
United States

Wood Grain Thresher Burned in the Meeker Massacre, 1879

Year(s) Nominated
2016