1974 Annual Report of The Tuscarawas Valley Pioneer Power Show


| May/June 1975



R.D. 2, Orrville, Ohio 44667

The 11th Annual Show was held August 16, 17, 18 at the Tuscarawas County Fair Grounds, Dover, Ohio. This was by far our biggest and best show. Never a dull moment, lots of activity for young and old.

Twenty steam engines, traction and portable were busy, steaming and working all the time. Some of the old time chores they did were: threshing grain, running a sawmill, Baker fan, shingle mill, straw baler and grinding corn meal on stone burrs-and plenty of whistle blowing. The engines also had a good workout on a dynometer (power eater) furnished by John McDowell.

Also on display were approximately 100 flywheel gas engines, old gas tractors and steam models.

The Ladies Auxiliary sold bazaar items, magazines, jewelry and fresh ground corn meal, souvenir plates and cups. They auctioned a crazy quilt and raffled off a homemade afghan. They sponsored the Fiddler's Contest and Musical Entertainment held in the evenings at the grandstand. They also selected and crowned the Queen of the year, Mrs. Lois Brown.

A parade was held each day with steam engines, gas tractors and antique cars. Church services were held at the grandstand at 9:00 A.M. on Sunday.