Courtesy of Chas. H. Wendel, Atkins, Iowa 52206 Huber Return Flue Engine, 11471, built 1920. This fine 18 hp. engine is owned by S. A. and T. H. DeWees of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Shown here getting up steam on July 24, 1966. Chas. Vornholt of Solon is the fir
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The Pioneers club of Indiana Inc. held their annual three day show August 5-6-7 1966 on the grounds of the Rush County conservation Club.
To say it was a good show would be saying it mildly. It was much better than we had for many years. Our equipment was in better condition, the engines were in first class shape, all repaired and a bright paint job. Separators, gas engines, gas tractors were all in good condition in all respects.
Our weather was perfect, no rain to spoil the show. Our attendance was very good. We had visitors from far away states, and also quite a few from foreign countries.
The smallest traction engine shown this year was a six horsepower Russell, and the largest was a 22 H. P. Peerless double cylinder, so there was quite a contrast.
Quite a few separators were on the grounds all ready to go.
All Equipment on the grounds are kept in action most of the time. This is what the visitors enjoy.
The saw mill is a good source of attraction as also is the Rotary Veneer mill. Too fans keeps the engines going, as there is always someone pulling the fans.
The daily parade is also a great attraction as is noted by the many visitors that line the parade route each day. The little model traction engines have a show with their small fans, saw mills and etc.
Many other attractions can be seen on the grounds also. Two stands furnish food of the best food quality. Before 1966, the club made a large addition to the camper and trailer Parking lot. This helped out quite a good deal in the over crowded conditions that existed there. Much more could be said about the 1966 show. This write up will give you readers a good outlook for the 1967 show to be held on August 4-5-6 1967.
Bring your cameras and take good pictures of the show. See you there. Ray Jones R.R. 2 Sunman, Ind. President
Laurence Porter R.R. 6, Rushville, Indiana. Vice-President Anthony Moorman R.R. 6, Greens-burg, Ind. Treasurer Eldon Myers R.R. 17 Box Indianapolis, Ind. Secretary.