THE BLUE GRASS STEAM AND GAS ENGINE ASSOCIATION SHOW

Nichols and Shepard

Nichols and Shepard 20-75, #13963, belongs to Dick Gibson and Forrest Cunningham.

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Route 2, Harrodsburg, Kentucky 40330

Last summer we had our sixth annual show on August 15,16 and 17 at the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Harrodsburg is just about the geographical center of the state, 30 miles southwest of Lexington, in the burley tobacco and dairying area. We had more exhibits than ever, and splendid attendance, with friends coming from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and other states.

Few shows have better gas engines, steam traction engines, threshing machines, old farm equipment and wooden wheel farm wagons.

We were organized in 1969 through the efforts of Carl Secchi, our first president.

We have the best of facilities for a show, including plenty of room for exhibits and parking, good lights, toilets and vandal-proof fence.

You will find our friendly town by way of U.S. 68 and U.S. 127.

Each day we do threshing. We use the Baker Fan. In the evening we have the Kentucky Grand Champion Horse Pulling Contest. The women enjoy the flea market.

Our president, Frank Cornish, a real steam engine fan, owns an Aultman & Taylor 20 HP engine. He is the Mercer County road supervisor. Around the turn of the century his dad and uncle operated two Reeves outfits and threshed in Kansas. Most of the popular makes were used in this area. My favorite engines were the double cylinder rear mounts.

Please look for our show dates in future issues of Iron-Men. Come and enjoy a few real vacation days with us.

Good roads lead to Harrodsburg, Kentucky.