5 nice steamers

Steam-up at Stewarts Show 1973-5 nice steamers. Courtesy of F. M. Freschetto, R.R. 4, Red Deer, Alberto, Canada

F. M. Freschetto

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RD4, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

The Langdon Corner Show which is held on the Taylor farm was an extra good show this year and was rewarding to the members as all our hard work was really appreciated by the fine attendance this year -August 12 & 13.

We had about 25 engines operating this year and it really was a lot of pre-show work to get everything running and organized. However, there is a good crew of men and everyone did his share without growling too much.

This year we had an extra steamer. It was 65 h.p. case and a welcome addition.

We had parking space for trailers and campers and if I remember right there were over 30 units. It was like a small city. The show and events went off well and the weather was with us. WHAT MORE CAN ONE ASK FOR? Our Langdon Show is getting better every year and of course this pleases everyone.

The Stewart Show at Maple Creek

Each year on our Labor day weekend I travel Southeast to help a very good friend John Stewart of Maple Creek. I must say it is also really getting well organized and the attendance was way up this year. This year we had five steamers and about 30 gas tractors. John had built a cook house and the gals really put out some wonderful food.

John Krill attended both shows with his three inch scale 32 Reeves Cross compound model steamer plus John Stewart's 65 h.p. case three inch scale steamer.

This year I really went after the Landgon boys to travel down and attend the Stewart show and I am glad to say there were about 12 of the boys that showed up. We had a ball. My good pals Leo Casey, George Dunlap, Wilbur Frew, and Allan Jamieson from Ontario showed up. All the competitions were run off and George Dunlap and his boys won the threshing contest with the steamer over the gas rig. Chet Conaty won the Belting contest. I am sorry to say that I do not have a list of the rest of the competitors, but I am sure there will be a report on them later on.

The weather cleared up and really turned out fine. Everything went like clockwork and I must say that by the smiles, everyone enjoyed themselves, and of course, the coming year will be bigger and better.