Pickett, Wisconsin 1988 SHOW


| May/June 1989



Route #1, Box 54 Princeton, Wisconsin 54968

The Pickett Community Center's Second Annual Steam and Gas Show was held on September 10 and 11, 1988. Pickett, an unincorporated village, is situated on state highway 44 about 11 miles south and west of Oshkosh and approximately 7 miles north and east of Ripon.

The weather was superb and the event well attended. Parking space was more than ample and one could reach the grounds with a minimum of effort.

Immediately inside, a flea market was in full swing offering jewelry, toys, catalogs, tools, parts, fancy work, glassware and the like. On Saturday a pedal tractor pull was conducted for three weight classes. Nervous competitors and anxious parents and friends lined the track. At the end of the day the winners were posted.

Class C (51-60 pound class): 1. Sarah Bradley, 2. Sam Thomas, 3. Terin Krumenauer. Class B (61-70 pound class): 1. Polly Kafer, 2. Chad Smith, 3. Eric Folske. Class A (71-80 pound class): 1. Jay Kreuziger, 2. Leo Moffett, 3. Jason Banks.

Nearby, Norm Nohr and Gil Wendland of Route 1, Greenleaf, Wisconsin had set up their spectacular 'Farm Display'. Between compliments from passing spectators, Norm explained that they had been working at their hobby for about eight years. Gil had made a gristmill powered by an overshot waterwheel. Together they have built a farm house, windmill, barn and numerous pieces of farm machinery such as a plow, grain drill, manure spreader and hay wagon. Besides the various pieces of farm machinery and the horses to draw them, Norm and Gil have constructed a hearse, covered wagons, stage coaches and buggies. The display was prepared for the Chilton, Wisconsin show, but now the fellows have it mounted on a trailer so that it can be readily transported from show to show.