TUSCARAWAS VALLEY

Pioneer Power Association, Inc. Field Day and Exhibition

Scale model of Baker

Scale model of a Baker built by Alvin Kline of Berlin, Ohio.

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101 S. Main Street Navarre, Ohio 44662

Our 31st Tuscarawas Valley Pioneer Power Show was held August 19, 20, 21, 1994 at the Tuscarawas Fairgrounds in Dover, Ohio. All activities were well attended and with the weather cooperating we experienced good crowds.

This year saw about 250 antique tractors, 20-plus steam traction engines, a full gas engine area and the Erie steam shovel which ran all three days. This year in addition to our slow engine races and tractor pull, we added the ladies' frying pan toss; for the men a hay bale throwing, with everyone being surprised at the weight of the old wire-tied bales compared to today's bale. After watching the women throw that rather large frying pan around, a few husbands were concerned whether they should tell their wives about the tractor they had just traded for.

The real show stopper had to be when Alvin Kline of Berlin, Ohio, steamed in with his new scale Baker. Many of us have watched his progress over the last 10 years.

With the '94 show over and the planning going on for our '95 show, I would like to invite you to our 1995 show on August 18, 19, and 20, at the fairground in Dover, Ohio. This year we are featuring the Russell line of equipment.

The Russell factory was 20 miles up the Tuscarawas River Valley from our show, so Russell is more or less our club's standard-bearer. This year many of our members are working on Russell items never before shown. We hope to have two Russell gas-kerosene tractors, more than 12 Russell steam traction engines, and a rare display on the Russell steam shovel. The Massillon Museum is also planning a special display from their collection of advertising, photos and items from the factory.

If you like Russell's, or have never seen a Russell gas tractor and like a steam show that has an active lineup of activities, we will see you at Dover, Ohio, August 18, 19, and 20!