January 1949 – Bismarck-Mandan (North Dakota) area newspaper article (circa after 8 Jan 1949 and before 20 Jan 1949)
This newspaper article recognizes Louis Tibesar’s welding, machinist, boiler making and metal working skills. Please note the small working steam engine that he built and was anchored on top of his machine and motors garage business for many years.
Model Reminds Old-Timers of Yesterdays
A REMINDER OF ANOTHER DAY is the model steam tractor built 30 years ago by Louis Tibesar, 12th street and Lincoln, Bismarck. The machine is a scale model of a Minneapolis-Moline steam-driven tractor, vintage 1910. The model is complete in every detail and before being mounted atop the Tibesar Motors garage at 903 Front street, it used to run about the shop under its own power.
LOUIS TIBESAR has been in business in Bismarck for over 33 years, serving this area as a machinist, boiler maker and metal worker. He was the first man to set up a shop for repairs to farm and industrial boilers and steam power plants. One of the most enduring of his works is the cells at the Burleigh county jail, as probably can be attested by many of the “guests.”
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