The Maryland Steam Historical Society, Inc. would like to take time to thank everyone who helped to make last year's show such an outstanding success. President Gilbert Wisner and the Board of Directors want to send special thanks to all exhibitors, workers, patrons, watchmen and the public who showed such a great interest in our show.
We always try to present something different every year at our show. We have something here to please almost everyone. Here you see Giant traction engines working, parading and pulling the Baker fans. Old farm tractors still 'strut their stuff, and countless gasoline engines 'bark' on the Midway.
Antique automobiles, many names now forgotten by the young generation, parade along, gleaming like models just off the showroom floor!
Antique buffs will love the numerous flea markets on the ground. A new attraction last year was the helicopter ride which proved to be a great drawing for our show. We are always doing things to make our show better and we hope you see you this fall.
Our annual banquet, which was held April 14, 1973 at the Arcadia Fire Hall, Upperco, Maryland was a wonderful success. Many of our friends attended from Pennsylvania and Virginia. We were pleased to have Mrs. Earlene Ritzman among our guests. Also present was Jim Layton from Federalsburg, Maryland, president of the Eastern Shore Threshers and Collectors Show. Also, Titus Brubaker was here, looking very good since his illness last winter. It was great to see that wonderful gentleman getting around again.
The Little German Band of Hanover, Pennsylvania provided old-time music for our enjoyment.
Following the dinner, there were some talks by President Gilbert Wisner, William Hopkins, Dale Hempfing, Robert Howard, Murtice Masemer and a special talk by Mr. Eshleman.
Everyone had a wonderful evening and we hope to see YOU at the show this fall!