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The Lathrop Antique Car, Tractor & Engine Association will also host the National Rumely Products collectors Exposition June 15-17.
March 31, 2001 and April 1, 2001 are the dates for the 2001 Pawnee Steam School, which is hosted by the Lathrop Antique Car, Tractor and Engine Association at Lathrop, Missouri.
This will be the third Pawnee Steam School to be held outside the state of Oklahoma. We welcome back the school's founder, Chady Atteberry, who was absent from last year's school. Chady's excuse was that he attended a Case function in Racine, Wisconsin. (It has been rumored that the Case eagle is losing too many feathers.)
Class will start at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, with a full day of classes on steam injectors, boiler piping, steam cylinder oil, riveting and tube rolling. On Sunday, April 1, class will begin at 8:30 a.m. Classes will include steam governor repair, boiler water chemistry and a babbitt pouring demonstration. The Sunday class should be wrapped up by 2:00 p.m. A question and answer session follows each class and is an important part of the school. If you have experienced a problem with a governor, steam cylinder oil or an injector, you will be able to learn an answer.
Professor Joe Graziana regrets to report the annual steam school awards will be cancelled for the 2001 school. Joe has received reports of a conspiracy to give him an award, which might compromise his dignity. Due to facility size, the school will be limited to 200 students. To register for the school, a $20.00 fee needs to be prepaid. This fee will cover the cost of the school textbook and meals, which will be provided. To register for school, contact Jim Plowman, P.O. Box 335, Lathrop, MO 64465. His telephone number is (816) 528-3511. Several motels are in the area at Cameron and Kearney, Missouri, along 1-35. The showground where the school is being held will have their camping facilities open which include electricity, showers and a dump station.
March 15, 2001 is the last day to register for the Pawnee Steam School. Come and enjoy fellowship with kindred spirits!
An example of teaching material used at the Pawnee Steam School. Each instructor contributes material pertaining to his class, so each student will have a good reference after school is over.