The engineer was Ezra Coats of Templeton, Ind. (seated), who
with a group of school children, posed on the rear platform.
Permeating the atmosphere
under the giant oak trees at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds,
was a pleasant aroma of brewing coffee, oily steam, saw-dust, corn
meal, fresh apples, and soft coal smoke. This made the older
generation of spectators look, linger and reminisce sweet memories
of long ago.
The Illiana Steam & Hobby Club was founded on April 29,1956.
The annual Home Hospital Fair is ten years old and attracts throngs