Hundred Attend Steam Power Show


| September/October 1975

  • Stillman valley
    STILLMAN VALLEY - A 1923 STEAM ENGINE pulls a 1928 threshing machine at the North Central Illinois Steam Power Show held at Hickory Oaks Farm, Davis Junction, on Aug. 1, 2, 3, and 4. Beem photo
    Davis Junction
  • Mrs. Mary B. Hedtke

    Davis Junction
  • Steam Power Show
    STILLMAN VALLEY - THE OGLE COUNTY TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION'S ''Let Freedom Ring'' float is pulled by a scale steam engine at the North Central Illinois Steam Power Show held at Hickory Oaks Farm, Davis Junction, on Aug. 1, 2, 3 and 4. Beem photo
    Davis Junction

  • Stillman valley
  • Mrs. Mary B. Hedtke
  • Steam Power Show

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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