SHOW REPORT


| March/April 1966



Sec., 1350 South E. Street, Elwood, Indiana

The Elwood Historical Club's sixth annual 'Steam Threshing and Saw-Milling Show' turned out to be the biggest and best ever. The event this year was extended an extra day, making it a four-day event, July 22-25.

The ceremonies started at 10 A.M. Thursday, July 22 with the playing of the National Anthem. The flag was raised by the Double E Saddle Club Color Guard on Horseback. Threshing started immediately after the introductions. In all, fourteen acres of wheat would be threshed during the four-day event.

There were several large engines on display. They included: A 1924 Keck Gonnerman, 22 horse power engine owned by Harold Wilburn, Elwood, Indiana. A 1915 Case 65 horse power engine owned by Rudolph Shinholt, Jonesboro, Indiana. A 1922 Baker 23 Horse power engine owned by Basil Harvey, Greentown, Indiana. A Case 9 horse power owned by Davis Sullivan of Markleville, Indiana. A 1923 Minneapolis 25 horse power owned by Berman Warner, Anderson, Indiana. A 1914 Case 80 horse power engine owned by Josiah Zehring, Bennett Switch, Indiana. A 1907 Case 65 horse power engine owned by Donald Beckom, Oakford, Indiana. A Kitten Engine owned by Lloyd Sanders, Kokomo, Indiana. An Advance Rumley 25 horse power owned by Ellis Reavis, Kokomo, Indiana. A Port Huron 25 horse power engine owned by Vernon Line-gar, Tipton, Indiana.

Gasoline Tractors on display included: Big Hart-Parr owned by Earl Sottong, Tipton, Indiana. An Oil Pull, an Old Reliable, and a 10-20 McCormick all owned by the McCloskey Brothers, Young America, Indiana. Big Hart Parr owned by John Huddleson, Summerset, Indiana.

Gas Engines on display included: 20 Gas Engines owned by Morris Titus, Pendelton, Indiana. 2 Gas Engines owned by Beckom's of Oak-ford, Indiana.