1980 P.A.M. Thresherman Show

| September/October 1981

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    Mervil Ashburn

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Photo by Mervil Ashburn

Paublo Agricultural Museum held their second annual show at the museum grounds, 2 miles northeast of Stonington, Illinois off state route 48.

The three day show was held on July 25, 26, 27, 1980. Weather was hot, but cooled off before the show was over.

Six steam engines and three model steam engines were here. Herb Beckemeyer from Champaign, Illinois with his Baker, Don Werth of Lincoln, Illinois, with his Baker, Wilbur Jolly of Tuscola, Illinois, with his Minneapolis, Ray DeMent of Clinton, Illinois, with his Case, Russell Helm of Newman, Illinois, with his Advance Rumely, and one Keck Gonnerman. A 30-60 Aultman Taylor gas tractor shown by Joe Rittenhouse of Bement, Illinois.

The Advance Rumely steam engine shown by Russell Helms was the first year this engine had been shown. It was beautifully restored. He also exhibited a model separator built by him, assisted by Wilbur Jolly they put on several threshing demonstrations during the show. It was pulled by his little model steam engine.

Loys Humsley of Edinburg, Illinois showed his model Nichols & Shepard engine built by him, and Ralph Fisher of Assumption, Illinois, his small Case engine.