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Sno-Cats enthusiasts come together at Big Powderhorn Mountain


Ian Minielly/Daily Globe

THE CAT Clowder at Big Powderhorn, near Bessemer, on Saturday brought together a wide range of Tucker Sno-Cats and their owners. On display were many of the historical models from the 2ski/2track experimental model to the two-track Kitten and the more traditional quad track the Tuckers are most known for. It's one of only four similar shows in the country.


BESSEMER - Some like it red, others creamy, but for the Midwest Cat Clowder at Big Powderhorn Mountain on Saturday, conditions were excellent, with intermittent snow and mid-20-s temperatures.

Sno-Cat enthusiasts gathered to show off their machines and talk to other hobbyists, as well as an interested public.

The Sno-Cat is the brainchild of the late E.M. Tucker, Sr., who grew up walking to school through deep snow in the early 1900s near Grant's Pass in Oregon. That propelled in his mind a way to get around on top of the snow, instead of one foo...

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