1972 SHOW REPORT


| January/February 1973


11710 Johnson Rd., Ft. Wayne, Indiana 46808.

The Old Time Threshers and Sawmill Operators Show was held recently Aug. 17-20 on the James Whitbey farm at Carroll & Johnson Roads, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

This was the 22nd year for the show. As in previous years there were special attractions; steam engines, plowing, sawmill, veneer mill, Baker fans, threshing wheat, teeter-totter, incline, gas engines & tractors, steam locomobile, century old grain reaper pulled by steam driven tractor. A grain cycle, grain craddle, grain reaper, grain binder, grain combine were all in operation. A demonstration of stuffing a straw tick was done each day. A famous old church service was held on Sunday morning. Elkart 4-H Saddle Club consisting of 21 horses attended church services also. A parade of equipment took place every day at 5:00. Meals were served under the Wesley Chapel Church Tent every day by the members, friends, & neighbors.

Many memories were recalled by some of the old timers in the crowds as they watched exhibitions.

There was also Rummage-Flea Market of interest to both men and women. Plans are now under way for the 23rd show for next mid August 1973.