| May/June 1977

Route 2, Box 332, Adena, Ohio 43901

The 1976 Stumptown Show was very fortunate to have two days of dry sunny weather for their annual reunion on September 11 & 12. A large crowd atended the show both days. Memberships were bought from Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and New York. Exhibitors came from Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and New York. Exhibitors came from Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. The exhibitor who traveled the fartherest was Jess Dobson from Greenburgh, Kentucky, who journeyed 425 miles with gas engines.

The Ladies Auxiliary of our show, who sponsor a Queen and a Thresherman of the Year, selected Miss Rosa Shultz of Jewett, Ohio as the Queen and Clarence Saffell of Belmont, Ohio, a 50 year Thresherman, as the Thresherman of the Year. A Bicentennial quilt was raffled off and the winner was Mrs. Elsie Arnold of New Athens, Ohio. Also an afghan was auctioned off to the highest bidder.

A slow engine race was held both Saturday and Sunday and a trophy was awarded each day. Randy Shrider of Marietta, Ohio was the trophy winner on Sasturday, operating the 24 H.P. Greyhound owned by William & Edgar Flowers of Adena, Ohio. Elmer Wenger of Dalton, Ohio was the Sunday trophy winner, operating a 18 H.P. Frick owned by John Sell of Lisbon, Ohio. A strange coincidence is that both engineers were guest engineers on both of the winning engines.

After the parade on Saturday evening a whistle blow was held. Both large and small whistles were bought in to be blown. Several of these whistles had been silent for years and were heard for the first time by the present owners.

At 8:00 on Saturday evening, an 'Old Time Fiddlers Contest' was held with trophies given in two categories, under 60 and over 60 years of age. Gene Dudley of Cumberland, Ohio took 1st prize in the over 60 category and Donald Wilson of Flushing, Ohio took first prize in the under 60 category. Eleven fiddlers entered the contest. After the contest all the musicians provided music for a square dance and for listening enjoyment.


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