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.

Louis Tibesar - machinist, boiler maker and welder

Louis Tibesar newspaper article circa January 1949

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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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Jack and Jason Lacanlale Tibesar with their great-uncle Edward Lawrence Tibesar in Eds garage Bismarck ND July 1989

Jack Lacanlale Tibesar and his little brother Jason Lacanlale Tibesar with their great uncle Edward Lawrence Tibesar in Ed’s garage in Bismarck, North Dakota July 1989 (In the photo is Louis Tibesar’s miniature red steam-driven thresher machine that sat on top of Louis Tibesar’s Thresher Repair shop on 901 North 9th Street in Bismarck for many years during the early 1900s)


Louis –> Antoine “Anton” –> Pierre –> Michel –> Philippe Tibesar