1974 Annual Report of the Stumptown Steam Threshers

| March/April 1975

The Stumptown Steam Threshers Association held their twelfth annual show at their show grounds September 7th and 8th of 1974. The grounds are located 1-1/4 miles west of New Athens, Ohio.

A cool, foggy Saturday morning caused the smoke from the 11 steam engines to hug the ground. The sun came out about noon and continued to shine the rest of the day.

On display were scale models and several engines. Also gas and oil pull tractors, and old fashioned threshing machines of different makes. On both days the sawmill, Baker fans, shingle mill, threshing machines, and a straw baler could be seen. Corn meal grinding on a stone burr mill, from hand picked corn of excellent quality, was shown both days.

There were flea markets everywhere, eating stands and several other concessions to curb the hunger of young and old. The Ladies' Auxiliary also had a flea market in addition to a bake sale, rummage sale, and bazaar.

On Saturday afternoon we were glad to see our President, Charles Harrison, who had been ill, able to attend the show to see the crowning of Mrs. Elsie Sells of Lisbon, Ohio as Queen of 1974. And the presentation of the Thresherman Of The Year Award to Mr. Raymond Laizure of Cadiz, Ohio.

The Ladies Auxiliary sponsored both of the above events. Also they auctioned off a crazy quilt on Saturday night and raffled off a red, white, and blue afgan on Sunday.


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