I was coming back from a duck hunting trip last fall when I decided to make a pit stop in Napoleon, North Dakota.  One of the few cities I've never had the pleasure of visiting before in North Dakota.  As a lifelong North Dakotan, there are very few cities in the state I haven't at least stopped at a gas station before.  Between hunting and fishing trips, and my job, I've been to nearly all of them.

Now, I can cross Napoleon off my list.  I did run into something rather interesting right before the city on highway 34.  "The Dinosaurs on the Prarie" display a few miles east of the city.

The dinosaurs however are not the kind you see in Jurassic Park.  They're a "Threshing Machine Collection."  Steam threshing machines which at one time were essential to farming communities.

Here's a look at this impressive collection with 30 machines from yesteryear.

The Dinosaurs of the Prairie




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