OZARK


| November/December 1978

  • The Oil Pull
    Pictured at Ozark Reunion (1977) is Warren Phillips of Visalia, California. The Oil Pull is a 20-40 model ''G'' owned by Frankie Stark of Strafford, MO. Warren has built a model of a similar tractor and plans to show at various places in the Midwest.
  • Steam traction engine
    Francis Sevart of Girard, Kansas, (a faithful member of the Ozark Steam Engine Association), doing what he does best, operating and teaching others to safely operate those big steam traction engines. Here, Francis is tutoring the new owner, Harry New come
  • Emerson Brantingham
    Leonard Oncklett of El-Dorado Springs, Missouri, proudly poses with a 19 HP Emerson Brantingham totally rebuilt in his shop. He is conceded to be an expert in the field of steam engine restoration. ''Good enough'' is not in his vocabulary. He accepts only
  • 50 hp case engine
    Nearest camera are ''newly-weds,'' Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Irwin of Harrison, Arkansas. They are partners in the operation of this 50 HP Case. Engine is owned by brothers, Dewey and Carl Irwin.

  • The Oil Pull
  • Steam traction engine
  • Emerson Brantingham
  • 50 hp case engine

R. R. 2, Republic, Missouri 65738.

The show was a 'huffin' and 'poppin' success, made even more interesting by the influx of visiting E.D.G.E & T.A. exhibitors.

Branch #16 of E.D.G.E. & T.A. hosted the 1977 National meeting held at the Ozark showgrounds. The show was enhanced by many out-of-state exhibits, while swaps and sales of old iron really created excitement.

As 'out-of-state folks,' we voice heart-felt thanks to our Ozark friends. Showers came, but the character of soil on the grounds was such that a quick dry-up ensued.



Gene Owen of Springfield, Missouri had to miss the show, but in true Ozark tradition, President Charley Stark put together a cassette tape of exhibitor interviews and show sounds for Gene. (Gene is one of the early organizers of the Ozark Reunion group.)

West Coast visitors included: Louis Chapo, Jack Versteeg and Harvey Hilands, (all officers of National E.D.G.E. & T.A.); 'Ole Greasy Hardy,' Messrs. John Sevart and Warren Phillips also migrated from the far west to attend. Warren, from Visalia, California was on the spot when Frankie Stark's 20-40 oil pull came un-crunk and he helped start it.