21st WESTERN ONTARIO STEAM THRESHERS SHOW


| May/June 1979

  • Engine line-up
    Engine line-up.
  • Double-decker bus
    Double-decker bus owned by the Thompsons. They gave free rides to show visitors.
  • Model T Ford
    Edgar Harris and Lome Harris (driving) own this 1914 Model T Ford. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Werden are seated in back.
  • Team
    This team is owned by La Verne and Helen Mac Pherson of Arkona.
  • Fordson

  • Gene Hartwig, Ralph Henderson and Hugh Miller'
    Photos courtesy of Charles Keberly, 9162 Hartel, Livonia, Michigan 48150 and McKinnon Studio, 169 Nelson Street, Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada.
    Charles Keberly

  • Engine line-up
  • Double-decker bus
  • Model T Ford
  • Team
  • Fordson
  • Gene Hartwig, Ralph Henderson and Hugh Miller'

29 North River Road, Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada N8A 4R3

The 21st Western Ontario Steam Threshers Association Reunion was held at the fairgrounds in Brigden, Ontario, on August 18, 19, and 20, 1978.

There were 18 steam engines, 70 gas tractors, a large selection of gas engines as well as antique farm machinery on display. Many smaller antique items were on display in the buildings. Several dealers presented a wide selection of quality antiques for sale at the flea market.

A parade was held on the track in front of the grandstand each day at 4:00 p.m. First in the parade were the steam engines, then the antique tractors, followed by several antique cars. Also in the parade were the MacPherson's from Arkona, Ontario, with their team of three trained pigs; the Butlers from Florence, Ontario with their Prairie Schooner pulled by two oxen; and Hugh Miller riding his Penny Farthing bicycle around the track.



The Thompsons of Blenheim gave free rides around the grounds in their double-decker bus to show visitors.

The bean soup cooked over an open fire in a large iron kettle was popular with show visitors again this year. The bean pot was under the care of Reg. Kemp of Tilbury, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Crowe of Wallaceburg, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Forshee of Akron, Michigan.



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