The iconic "Big Jim" steam engine and the impact it had on farming and Kewaunee County will be revisited this weekend. Jim Rabas will be speaking on "the "Age of the Steam Engine" this Saturday in Kewaunee. The program is part of the Winter History Series sponsored by the Kewaunee County Historical Society. Rabas says the presentation will share part of his family history from nearly 100 years ago.
Rabas says the steam engines were a big part of the agricultural heritage in Kewaunee County as well as offering entertainment value back in the day. He will be showing historic photos including the "Big Jim" steam engine at the State Fair in Milwaukee in 1964. The presentation will be at one o'clock on Saturday afternoon at the Kewaunee County Historical Society on Ellis Street in Kewaunee.