| September/October 1987

We recently heard from Earl Mosier of 8821 Stockton Boulevard, Elk Grove, CA 95624, who described the small, family planned show held at Mosier Implement each year in June: 'Branch 13 Gas Engine always support us, bringing in many engines and tractors. Our tractors consist of: 1905 15-45 Case steam engine; 1962 Avery working steam engine (see photo); 1924 and 1926 Rumely Oil Pull 15-45; 2 J.D. D's, both on steel, and 25 other old tractors Fordsons, J.D.'s, Internationals, Cases, Olivers, etc. We have 30 gas engines from 1 to 20 HP; 1930 28' Case separator; 1915 Sterling separator made for I.H.C.we used both of these last year.

'My wife Virginia and son Darrell, his wife Ivy and I enjoy putting on this show to show the young generation about the Good 01' Days. When I was a boy of 8 years I carried water on my spotted pony to the harvest hands in the field. I followed the steam powered thresher from farm to farm in Iowa. Why!! Because I was paid 25 per day. One farmer gave me a choice, 6 days work $1.50 or a billy goat. I took the goat. My dad helped me make a set of harness and a cart. My five sisters and two brothers thought we were the luckiest kids in the neighborhood.

'What an interesting lifetime I have had the privilege to live in: from the Steam Engine to the Space Age.'