42nd Reunion Among The Biggest In Association's History


| March/April 1992



Case engine

Midwest Old Threshers Threshers Road Mt. Pleasant, Iowa 52641 Photos by Jim Adams

The traction steam area contained one of the best collections of Case engines ever assembled at Mt. Pleasant. One of the main attractions was the center crank Case owned by Midwest Old Threshers and totally restored by Wayne Kennedy (shown above) and several dedicated volunteers.

The 1991 Old Threshers Reunion was among the biggest events in the history of the Association. The event recorded the second highest attendance figures of the past decade as people from all over the United States and Canada arrived in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

Lennis Moore, administrator of the Midwest Old Threshers organization, said the five-day show in Mt. Pleasant was 'an interesting reunion, in that despite rains which fell during the event, it was in amounts too small to dampen the spirit of those attending or cancel scheduled events.' It was the first reunion in several years when all five Cavalcades of Power were held, along with both tractor pulls and the horse pull.

'With some last minute changes Old Threshers was able to put on all of the country music shows, which went very well,' Moore said. Tanya Tucker was scheduled to perform on Sunday evening, September 1, but was forced to cancel her appearance in Mt. Pleasant for health related reasons. The Don Romeo Agency from Omaha, Nebraska was able to find replacement acts for Tucker and provide excellent shows for the reunion visitors.

'By-and-large the 1991 Old Threshers Reunion was one of the smoothest events ever held,' Moore added. 'The Board of Directors did an excellent job of planning for this event and every one of them had their reunion areas of responsibility very well coordinated. In addition, our volunteers turned out in force to complete every task efficiently and with great expertise.'