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The Maryland steam Historical Society, Inc., held its 5th Annual Reunion at the Howell Leppo farm in Greenmount, Md., on Sept. 22, 23, 24, 1960.
The show was a fine success as there was a good attendance on all three days and nights. The weather was almost perfect, and Saturday the grounds were crowded throughout the day and evening.
The comments from the crowd were most favorable with many people saying this was the best show the society was held so far.
There was an excellent display of both large and small steam engines, antique cars dating back to 1911, gasoline farm engines, threshers, shingle mills, sawmill, baker fan, horse and dog treadmills, an old reaper pulled around the grounds and operated by a fine pair of horses with chimes on their collars that tinkled as they walked.
During the evening, Gilbert Wisner gave an interesting display of steam engine fireworks while pulling the baker fan. This stunt attracted a lot of attention from the crowd.
The children, young and not so young, enjoyed riding on a wagon with bales of straw for seats and pulled by a steam engine. This proved popular with the crowd as it always does at the reunions and was busy all during the show.
Another great attraction for the youngsters was the 100year old merry-go-round which was kept operating nearly all the time.
The grounds were a bit spongy due to the rain that fell at the beginning of the week, but by Saturday the sun was shining brightly. The camera fans had a field day taking movies and still shots of the events as they took place.
Also, on Saturday we were honored when a group of Flying Farmers flew in to spend several hours. when they took off in the evening they all saluted the show and then each plane headed its nose toward home.