Historic Photos Give Traction Steam Engines New Life

Collection of historic photos at the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion highlight the importance of traction steam engines to American agriculture

Left to right: Lennis Moore, Chris Heaton, Wayne Kennedy and Bob Gilchrist. Kneeling at front: Jay Sigafoose.
Left to right: Lennis Moore, Chris Heaton, Wayne Kennedy and Bob Gilchrist. Kneeling at front: Jay Sigafoose. “We rely heavily on these guys as a sounding board,” Lennis says. Chris, Wayne, Bob and Jay are actively involved in the steam area at Mt. Pleasant as long-time exhibitors and past/present board members. “They really were the advocates for this display. Chris and Bob spearheaded the fundraising effort.”