RETURN TO YESTERDAY


| January/February 1977



Steam Trailer

Steam Trailer

Route 40, Cowtown, Woodstown, New Jersey08098.

Sometimes even with today's modern conveniences, and the hustle and bustle of every day living, we are exasperated at the slow rate of speed with which things are accomplished. Perhaps it would be a constructive and enjoyable lesson if we could return for a while to Grandpa's day, before electricity was in every home and before we could step on a jet in Philadelphia and be in Los Angeles for lunch.

It might be surprising to find that nestled on the fringes of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware. In Salem County, New Jersey there is a place called Grandpa's Farm. Grandpa Farm has been organized as a foundation for the preservation of artifacts and machinery that were used by Grandpa and his family during the 1800's and the very early 1900's.

Located just eight miles east of the Delaware Memorial Bridge on Route 40, at Cow town, New Jersey Grandpa's Farm has an extensive collection of cultivating implements, wagons, woodworking tools, a Blacksmith Shop and when it is periodically open to the public it swells to capacity with other machinery, gasoline engines, antique cars, bicycles, etc. that belong to people in the area and are brought in for exhibit and demonstration.

The farm has only been open to the public at intervals during two by Betty Turnbull, Route 40, Cow town, Woodstown, New Jersey 08098 summers and last year there was a display of at least 25 gasoline engines. The public stands entranced to see them functioning so smoothly all at one time. This is one of the fastest growing exhibits.

Joe Dunn of Quinton, New Jersey who has been interested in gasoline engines for a short three years had more than one half dozen engines and Fordson Tractor running and never missing a turn.