Secretary, Hamilton, Missouri 64644
The North Missouri Steam and Gas Engine Antique Show and Demonstration was held August 16, 17 and 18. The weather was perfect for the large crowd in attendance. The Draft Horse Pull was Friday evening with the activities of the next two days about the same as previous shows. Highlights included the threshing of oats, a shingle mill, a Clover Huller powered by a nice 16-30 Rumely Oil Pull tractor, owned by Russell and Sara Moss. The clover seed cleaned up nicely. There was a hill climb for large engines; a teeter totter for all small engines.
A parade was held uptown on Saturday with merchants having sidewalk sales and exhibiting antiques in store windows. A contest was held for those attired in the most original costume. Parades were held daily in front of the grandstand. There were 7 large steam engines and about 15 model steam engines, nearly 250 gas engines and several antique tractors, including a very large Aullman-Taylor tractor transported in by Flemmings and Sons of Parkville, Mo. The Abells Bros, brought their large collection of steel traps from Clay Center, Kansas. An auction of gas engines and miscellaneous parts was held and proved very successful.
The Literary Study Club made arrangements for carnival rides for the kiddies and FOCUS Club furnished an eat shop where sandwiches, side orders and cold drinks were available. The PTA of Mirable furnished the Old Time Thresher's Meal which was enjoyed by many.
Also included was an Antique Car Contest, a Fiddler's Contest, a Horse Pitching Contest and many more fine exhibits. Our 1975 show will be the third weekend in August, the 15th, 16th and 17th.