A 22 HP Wood Bros, engine. Owner is Helen Wood of Des Moines, Iowa. This was taken at Midwest Old Settlers and Threshers Association, Inc. Show at Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Courtesy of Jack C. Norbeck, 117 Ruch Street, Apartment 8, Coplay, Pa. 18037.
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.