REPORT OF 18th ANNUAL REUNION OF TRI-STATE HISTORICAL STEAM ENGINE ASSN.

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After 17 years of exhibitions with good cooperation from the weather, the deluge came during the night of September 20-21, and lasted most of the day on Saturday. This is our big day, and we depend upon it for the real success of our efforts. We were almost completely grounded for the day.

The scene was the usual line-up of our machinery and everything ready to go at Hookstown Fair Grounds on September 20-21. Friday was an average first day performance, and then came the rain. We were able to stage a few demonstrations of threshing, baling and sawing late in the afternoon for the benefit of a few hundred of our faithful supporters, although they had to wade through the mud.

This was to have been the year of the Frick, but we could not show them to any advantage. We had on hand 5 nice Frick engines, including a double-cylinder, and a Frick thresher. The two sources of good food on the grounds were well stocked and no one had to be hungry. Corn meal and wheat flour were ground at the site and found ready sale. We were able to provide the customary square dance of Saturday evening to close the show.

In spite of unfavorable conditions, we all had a god time, and because of good management and patronage over the years, we were successful in weathering the storm in good condition.

Plans are already in the making for next year, and you will be hearing from us in due time.