The Clarksville Steam and Gas Association Show Report

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155 W. Cross Street, Box 36 Clarksville, Michigan 48815

Well 0to start off with, we had to move our show location last summer due to some things beyond our control. Because of this, the guys got really busy. We moved the sawmill, put down a new well, moved a cook shack, put up snow fences, cut brush, dug a pond to have a log rolling. The plastic got a hole in it and let the water out. Oh well, things happen. I would say that before the water went out some young people got pretty wet! We had to spray for mosquitoes, as this land had not had anything done for a number of years. We also bush hogged the field.

We had about 10 tractors, 15 displays of gas and hot air engines, seven steam-engines including the 12 HP (1898?) Westinghouse.

Tom Christner popped popcorn in the big iron kettle as well as cooking sweet corn in the big iron kettle another night. He used about 15 bushel. The sawmill ran about four times a day and we threshed twice a day. We had some people bring in some aromatic cedar and we made shingles with it, and boy did the people gather in the sawdust to smell it! I suspect that some of it went home with them. There were also slow races with the tractors. The drag saw operated in between times, and some of the fellows were in the other field plowing with tractors.

We had eating places for the people put on by the Lakewood Christian School, the Boy Scouts and people from Ludington. The Lakewood Christian School people made a hit with their delicious homemade pies.

A good number of people gathered together Sunday morning for the worship service at 8:30 a.m. This started the Lord's day out right! Next year, 1993, the show will be held August 20th, 21st, and 22nd, so hope you'll be there.

Last but not least, the club and I would like to thank: everyone who came, all those who worked so hard to put it on, and all those who brought old iron, so folks could see what it was like years ago. We look forward to seeing everybody there in 1993. Let's give the new president Dale McCaul a good feeling.