J.I. Case Collector’s Association Winter Meeting Report

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RR #1, P.O. Box 13 Steinauer, Nebraska 68441

The J.I. Case Collector’s Association held their Winter
Meeting at the Holiday Inn, Burlington, Iowa, March 4th and 5th,

Members came from the United States and Canada for the
get-together. The first day, the group toured the J.I. Case backhoe
factory as guests of J.I. Case and employees of the backhoe
factory. The group enjoyed the trip. The plant has 963,319 square
feet of floor space situated on 156 acres. It’s equipped with
the most modern equipment used in manufacturing.

Members returned back to the Holiday Inn for visiting and rest
and then they traveled across the Mississippi River to the River
View Dining Club in Dallas City, Illinois. They had a special room
so that they could see the sunset over the Mississippi River.

Later that evening the trustees held a business meeting taking
care of routine business and they received three invitations for
future summer meetings. They discussed plans for the summer meeting
of September 1 to 5,1988 at the Prairieville Old Fashioned Farm

Saturday, two tours were planned. The first was a tour of
Burlington, Iowa’s historic and scenic places. The other was a
bus tour to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, to the Midwest Old Settler’s
Museum. The tours were enjoyed by all. After a late meal at the
Holiday Inn, there was an auction of miscellaneous items,
literature, operator’s manuals and parts books, followed by a
business meeting of the Association members.

The highlight of the meeting was the three invitations and also
the group choosing the Prairie Village Threshing Jamboree at
Madison, South Dakota, for 1989. Summer 1989 is the Centennial Year
of South Dakota’s statehood.

The Saturday evening banquet was held at the Holiday Inn banquet
room and after the banquet the group was given the room to stay and
visit until the late hours.

Sunday found the Association heading for home with the parting
words ‘See you at Prairieville Old Fashioned Farm Days,
September, 1988!’

The committee that handled the details of the Burlington meeting
did a wonderful job and their efforts were appreciated by all.

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