Did you scan to pure black and white? That can reduce the size significantly, and photos will still show up properly because they were printed as halftones anyway.
Downloading to disk and opening it with xpdf was almost as good.
====================================================================== Error: PDF version 1.6 -- xpdf supports version 1.5 (continuing anyway) request id is color-247 (standard input) ======================================================================
The first line is the complaint because Adobe keeps "upgrading" PDF and I'm always a version or two behind.
The second is a successful send to the color laserjet printer (which is used even on B&W documents because it also prints in duplex, so fewer pages. Better to send it to the printer while I'm doing other things than to wait for each page to be rendered on the screen.
Now I can compare our machines to the same level of detail which you already could do. :-)
The machine I used is B&W only, but perhaps the scanner is color.
I'll have to check the document properties. Photoshop Elements declares it a bitmap, "color mode 0", which makes sense. When I scanned it, I set the mode to "text" (by which they mean line art, either white or black).
Renegade! You probably spend your spare time out in the countryside blowing transmission lines up.