Farm Collector


By Staff

(Author unknown to us)

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

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.

  • Published on Jan 1, 1961
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