NORTHERN ILLINOIS STEAM POWER SHOW


| July/August 1977

  • Jumbo Jet

  • Nichols and Shepard engine
    A large Nichols and Shepard engine powered a threshing machine during demonstrations at the Sycamore (Illinois) Steam and Power Show last August. (Photo Mundth)
    Mundth
  • Antique Steam Engine
    Ernest Stinebring and his young helper, Donald, pose with Stinebring's scaled-down version of an antique steam engine. Stinebring's son completed the engine for a high school shop course. Stinebring was one of more than 100 steam and gasoline engine enthu
    Mundth

  • Jumbo Jet
  • Nichols and Shepard engine
  • Antique Steam Engine

Daily Chronicle, Box 397, DeKalb, Illinois 60115

SYCAMORE: It was probably a large jumbo jet enroute to Chicago's O'Hare Field Thursday afternoon that passed high above the Taylor Marshall farm northeast of Sycamore.

Though invisible behind a thick layer of blue-gray clouds, the plane made its approach known with a low, painful groan that gradually faded into the distance.

That groan the one some of us hear 25 or more times a day has become a commonplace audio ingredient of modern American life.



'Did you hear the jet go by?'

'Jet? We isn't got time for jets,' responded the elderly man dressed in bib overalls and a straw hat.