Illiana Antique Power Association Show

24 HP Minneapolis

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R. R. #13, Box 209, Brazil, Indiana 47834

24 HP Minneapolis serial #8042 at Illiana show owned by the Terry Bodine family of Convington, IN. This engine is a regular attendee of the show.

Nichols & Shepard 20-75 double rearmount owned by Larry G. Creed of Brazil, IN at Illiana. Jim Russell of Oblong, IL is operating the engine ... or is the engine operating him?

This will be the 17th year for the Illiana Antique Power Association and the club is getting comfortably settled in its show grounds outside Rainsville, Indiana. For many years the show was held at Boswell, Indiana, and for several reasons the club moved to its present location eight miles south of Boswell, just three miles east of US 41.

The club has been given a 99 year lease on a beautiful ten acre wooded tract where the club has erected a new clubhouse and permanent restroom facilities.

The show will display antique tractors and gas engines, (the show will feature John Deere), antique cars and trucks, a miniature railroad offering free rides, a working blacksmith shop, threshing, sawmilling and, of coursesteam engines!

We expect a variety of engines from different manufacturers: Case, Minneapolis, perhaps Baker and Keck-Gonnerman. Since this is a smaller show we encourage visitor questions and participation and sometimes we can be talked into giving a ride on our steam engines.

The 1998 show dates are July 16th, 17th and 18th. Lodging is available in nearby Boswell and West Lafayette, Indiana. Come and be a part of history!