1996 Homestead Power Show AT HIGHLAND, ILLINOIS


| May/June 1997

  • Bill Jansen and son of Dieterich
    Bill Jansen and son of Dieterich, Illinois, making the ground roll with a plow at the Highland show.
  • 24 HP Minneapolis
    On the business end of the plow is Bill Jansen's 24 HP Minneapolis serial #8496.
  • Nichols & Shepard
    Andy Craig of Vandalia, IL with his Nichols & Shepard 20-70 serial #13603 on the sawmill at Highland.
  • Highland Steam Banquet

  • 19 HP side mounted Keck-Gonnerman
    Gordon and John Kemper's 19 HP side mounted Keck-Gonnerman serial #1843 at Highland, IL.
  • A. Graziana showing off his new symbols
    Professor A. Graziana showing off his new symbols of office and declaring a new ''decree.''

  • Bill Jansen and son of Dieterich
  • 24 HP Minneapolis
  • Nichols & Shepard
  • Highland Steam Banquet
  • 19 HP side mounted Keck-Gonnerman
  • A. Graziana showing off his new symbols

RR 13, Box 209 Brazil, Indiana 47834

The ninth annual show was held 2 miles from Highland, Illinois, at 'The Homestead' of Louis Latzer who founded the Pet Milk Company on the 'new' show dates of September 13, 14, and 15, 1996. The patrons and exhibitors alike appreciated the pleasant weather as compared to the previous show date of August last year.

Three 'new' steam engines were present for the 1996 show: Andy Craig's 20-70 HP Nichols and Shepard, Bill Jansen's 24 HP Minneapolis and Bill's model of a Nichols and Shepard double rear mount.

Most people would not think of the smaller Midwestern shows as 'plowing shows' but this show is an exception, as a lot of plowing was done with steam. The plowing conditions were excellent, and quite a show was put on by the 24 HP Minneapolis and the 20-70 Nichols and Shepard.



The featured tractor of the show was Oliver and the large gathering of Oliver and Hart Parr tractors was well received by the show visitors. The show also had a fine display of various other makes of tractors and gas engines.

The sawmill skids were filled with good saw logs, the sawmill and crew were busy for all three show days. A variety of steam engines and engineers were tested out at the mill. Rock crushing, shingle making and threshing were performed at the show with good results.