REUNION REPORTS

THE TENTH ANNUAL REUNION TRI-STATE HISTORICAL STEAM ENGINE ASSOCIATION, INC.


| March/April 1967



Secretary R. D. 1, Box 470 Charleroi, Pa. 15022

In building the rail fence, first I set a row of stakes on the exact line. Then another stake 5 or 6 feet long with a projecting slat 3 feet long was nailed near the bottom to this stake at right angle. In laying the worm, this stake was always set in line with the other stakes and the outer 3 foot projection showed us where to put the joint for the next panel of fence.

For the next panel of fence, this stake with its triangular brace was turned in the opposite direction, and moved forward for the next panel. If the fence was to be permanent, generally a small stake was put on each side in the corner and wired between rails to the opposite stake.

A nine rail high fence was considered bull proof, but sometimes if the cows and heifers on the other side of the fence looked greener, the fence would not always hold them. P.S. We really enjoyed your article, 'A Praying Engineer', that was tops.

Persons from the tri-state area were afforded another unusual and entertaining exhibition of events as they attended the annual reunion at the Dean Fullerton Farm, Burgettstown, Pa. on September 16 and 17. Two days of delightful weather added to the enjoyable occasion.

Daily events of threshing, baling, sawing, feed grinding, clover hulling, shingle making and fan demonstrations brought back vivid memories of living that were experienced fifty and more years ago, when steam was the dominating source of power on the farm.