Tri-State Historical Steam Engine Association, Inc., Charleroi,
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
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
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,
As usual, the show was held at the M. D. Fullerton farm,
Burgettstown, Pa., and will be held there again on September 21-22,