Hundred Attend Steam Power Show

| September/October 1975

Christine Beem, Stillman Valley, Illinois 61084.

DAVIS JUNCTION-A carnival atmosphere prevailed at the North Central Illinois Steam Power Show held at Hickory Oaks Farm, Davis Junction, on Aug. 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Steam and soot filtered through the air as coal and gas was burned to heat water which produced steam to power the tractors which were a common sight on farms a couple of generations ago.

Hundreds of people attended the exhibits and demonstrations of agricultural methods of days gone by.

The idea for a Steam Show began eighteen years ago when George Hedtke, President of the North Central Illinois Steam Power Show, bought his first steam engine.

For seven years the annual event was held in Kings. The 1974 show marked the first year of the show at the Hickory Oaks Farm site, a 45 acre area which will be the permanent home of the show.


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