J.I. Case Collector's Association Winter Meeting Report

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The J.I. Case Collector's Association held their Winter Meeting at the Holiday Inn, Burlington, Iowa, March 4th and 5th, 1988.

Members came from the United States and Canada for the get-together. The first day, the group toured the J.I. Case backhoe factory as guests of J.I. Case and employees of the backhoe factory. The group enjoyed the trip. The plant has 963,319 square feet of floor space situated on 156 acres. It's equipped with the most modern equipment used in manufacturing.

Members returned back to the Holiday Inn for visiting and rest and then they traveled across the Mississippi River to the River View Dining Club in Dallas City, Illinois. They had a special room so that they could see the sunset over the Mississippi River.

Later that evening the trustees held a business meeting taking care of routine business and they received three invitations for future summer meetings. They discussed plans for the summer meeting of September 1 to 5,1988 at the Prairieville Old Fashioned Farm Days.

Saturday, two tours were planned. The first was a tour of Burlington, Iowa's historic and scenic places. The other was a bus tour to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, to the Midwest Old Settler's Museum. The tours were enjoyed by all. After a late meal at the Holiday Inn, there was an auction of miscellaneous items, literature, operator's manuals and parts books, followed by a business meeting of the Association members.

The highlight of the meeting was the three invitations and also the group choosing the Prairie Village Threshing Jamboree at Madison, South Dakota, for 1989. Summer 1989 is the Centennial Year of South Dakota's statehood.

The Saturday evening banquet was held at the Holiday Inn banquet room and after the banquet the group was given the room to stay and visit until the late hours.

Sunday found the Association heading for home with the parting words 'See you at Prairieville Old Fashioned Farm Days, September, 1988!'

The committee that handled the details of the Burlington meeting did a wonderful job and their efforts were appreciated by all.