Tri-State Historical Steam Engine Association, Inc., Charleroi, Pa.
Nearly four thousand persons were with us for our show on September 22-23, 1961. Everyone enjoyed the demonstrations and exhibits as a reward for their trip to the grounds.
Daily threshing, baling, sawing and flour milling with steam power continued to interest the many who attended. The fan which, as usual, made the engines snort added to their entertainment. Twelve traction and several portable engines were in use throughout the two days. These included Peerless, Huber, Frick, Advance-Rumely, Keck-Gonnerman, Aultman-Taylor, Case, Baker and Sheidler. Frick and Aultman-Taylor threshers were used and a Birdsall clover huller and Ann Arbor baler got into the act also. A horse-powered baler of 1905 vintage never fails to attract many curious spectators.
Added to the program this year were two yoke of oxen with Conestoga wagon, a pony pulling contest and several antique cars. The oxen ably demonstrated the task of hauling logs to the mill. A complete line of International Harvester tractors from Mogul to present day were on exhibit, as well as several old gas tractors of other makes. Many pieces of modern farm equipment were displayed.
The officers of the association were elated with the response received from the public. The event is reaching new proportions each time it is presented. Plans are already in the making for another show for 1962.
The officers are: President, C. R. Fullerton, Burgettstown, Pa.; Vice-Pres., Frank Gormley, Aliquippa, Pa.; Sec'y., Paul F. Crow and Treasurer, Evelyn M. Crow, both of Charleroi, Pa. In addition there are eight directors as follows: Earl Hamilton, Lisbon, O.; Tracy Lewton, Hickory, Pa.; V. M. Paul, Hickory, Pa.; Glenn Fullerton, Florence, Pa.; Dell Weaver, Canons-burg, Pa.; Howard White, Burgettstown Pa.; Nello Mungai, Hickory, Pa.; Melvin Kaste, McDonald, Pa.
As usual, the show was held at the M. D. Fullerton farm, Burgettstown, Pa., and will be held there again on September 21-22, 1962.