Second Show


| November/December 1970



Steam and Gas Show

At the 2nd Annual Steam and Gas Show, Central Florida. Oderkirk Museum on U.S. 17-92, mile north of Haines City, Florida. A 6 hp. Westinghouse steamer. Notice the Nordyke & Marmon stone mill in the right background. Courtesy of James M. Barnhart, 3746 Win

James M. Barnhart

3746 Winter Garden Road Orlando, Florida 32805

Central Florida's 2nd Annual Steam and Gas Show was held on the grounds of the Oderkirk Museum, mile north of Haines City, Florida, on US 17-92 on March 13, 14, 15, this year. I went on the 13th, because less people would be there that day. And, Skeptics, don't tell me that the 13th isn't unlucky: I ran out of gas, miles from nowhere! And look what happened to Apollo 13!

At this show we were greeted by a tooting little train, smoking at the stack and steaming at the whistle! Wonderful for kids! From one to seventy! Oh, well, make it a hundred!

This is a new show, and folks are just finding where it is! But it's easy to find. And you don't get run down in 4 and 6 lane traffic finding it!

Yes, it's got steam and gas engines. And more of them will be there in the following years. But it's got something the other fellows haven't: It's got a Museum what am. And the ladies will go nuts over it! I almost did, but I didn't have my flash lamp along, and had to use a tripod while I was being trampled underfoot! Much different next year!

And the more power to you! (Maybe I'd better keep some of it for myself!)