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Clyde and Millie Schurman

Photography by Noel Johnson

Click to enlargeClyde and Millie Schurman lived next to their Machine Shop on Lewis River Road (503) at Woodland, Washington. Over the years Clyde collected thousands of things including cars, steam engines, tractors, tractor seats, farm equipment and on and on. He even bought a steam locomotive and had a short track for it to run on in their back yard.

Once a year, Clyde and friends would hold a Steam-Up at which they would start up a lot of the equipment and have a picnic for anyone that wanted to attend. For pictures of the 2006 Steam-Up, click here.

Clyde Schurman married Mildred Elizabeth Christiansen on March 20, 1940. She preceded him in death in October 2005. Clyde died December 2006 at the age of 92. Survivors include two sons, Gerald Schurman and Roger Schurman; two daughters, Linda Wyttenberg and Janice Schurman; a brother, Paul Schurman; a sister, Florence Thompson; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. For more history of Clyde and Millie, click here.

On August 23, 24, and 25 a giant auction of Clyde's collection was held. Buyers came for from all over the world. For some pictues of the event, click here.

Schurman Steamup

2006 Schurman Steam-Up

October 7, 2006 - This is an event at which several friends and relatives of Clyde Schurmen got together at his place and steamed up the locomotive and other steam engines. It was great fun and everyone learned a lot. Nancy was even able to run the locomotive. What a thrill. Click here for more pictures.

Schurman Steamup

Schurman Auction

August 23 - 25, 2007 - A giant auction of Clyde's collection was held. Buyers came for from all over the world. Click here for more pictures.

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