2000 Boone Show Report

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One of the steam engines on display with Marvin Scholl on right.
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Scale model traction engine used power scale model sawmill
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Kyle Hodges and Brian Vannoy making sawdust.

Sec, Carolina Fly-Wheelers 3841 Highway 421 South Boone, North
Carolina 28607

The 21st annual High Country Crank-Up was held on Friday and
Saturday, July 28 and 29, 2000. The show grounds looked great due
to the dedication and hard work of our club members during the
two-week period prior to the show.

We had typical Boone weather for the show again this year. Most
people who have attended our show know that our club puts on a
‘clean show’ it usually rains and washes everything clean!
As luck would have it, this year’s thundershowers came late in
the day (both days, of course) when things were winding down.

Our records show that we had 468 gas engines, 43 gas engine
models, three steam engines, nine model steam engines, 654 steam
engine toys, 37 tractors, four diesel engines, and lots and lots of
related items. Probably the most eye-catching display was a
recently restored (by club members, Kyle and John Hodges of Boone,
North Carolina) full-size, operational sawmill which was powered by
one of the steam engines belonging to club member, J. C. Greene, of
Deep Gap, North Carolina. Also, nearby was a quarter scale tractor
and sawmill owned and operated by Larry DuFour of Cary, North

Bob and Rosie Hatten, of Gulf-port, Mississippi, were in our
area camping. They read about our show in one of our local
newspapers, saw our show signs, and came to see what was going on.
They are planning to come back next year.

This year we had 56 members. Also, this year our club tried to
hold events that involve our spouses and other family members. The
most popular has been meeting at local restaurants; eating and
having a brief meeting afterwards. For the last three years
we’ve been taking a train ride with a steam-powered locomotive.
In addition to these two annual activities, a group also met one
Sunday this fall to tour Cade’s Cove and picnic together.
I’ve already been in discussion about several other wintertime

The 2001 show dates are July 27 and 28.Remember our show is
always the last full weekened of the last full week of July

For further show information contact Bettr Hodges at the above
address or phone: 828-264-4977 or e-mail:

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