Clinton County Corn Festival

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32 inch Avery thresher.
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1923 Frick 23-90 HP.
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Another view of the 1920 Russell 20 HP.
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1926 Avery 25-50 HP.
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20 HP 1920 Russell.
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1918 Avery 14-28 HP.
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1918 Farquhar 22-65 HP.
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1951 LUC JD combine engine; 1938 JD Series E 1HP.
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1930 Keck Gonnerman 19-65 HP.
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1919 Aultman Taylor 30-60 HP.

2821 Wilmington Road, Lebanon, Ohio 45036

The 19th annual Clinton County Corn Festival was held in
Wilmington, Ohio on September 6, 7, 8, 1996. The weather was
perfect, no rain, sunny, no humidity and the temperature was in the
high 60s. The tractor, small engine and steam engine enthusiasts
had a perfect weekend to play. The steam engines had the perfect
running 32-inch Avery thresher to power. There was a portable saw
mill to show the power the steam engines could produce. The
festival had several wagon loads of wheat to thresh and several
logs to cut each of the three days. The fairgrounds were packed
with people all three days.

The steam engines were: 1920 Russell, 20 HP; 1930
Keck-Gonnerman, 19-65 HP; 1918 Farquhar, 22-65 HP; 1923 Frick,
23-90 HP.

There were stationary engines and tractors everywhere. I did not
count the engines but I am sure there were at least 100. The
tractors were well represented by every make and at least 200 were
displayed. These numbers are very conservative estimates.

My dad and I had lots of fun showing my 1951 LUC combine engine
made by John Deere and the 1938 Series E, 1 HP John Deere hit and
miss engine.

We got to meet a lot of nice people, looked at great restored
engines and tractors. What more could you ask for?

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