STEAM ENGINES FEATURED AT WEEKEND OUTING ON TICK RIDGE MEACHAM FARM


| March/April 1973

  • Tim Graves
    Tim Graves is shown filling his sack with the wheat threshed from the previously stacked wheat stack in the background. Raymond ''Butch'' Farley (with the ''Butch'' beard) awaits his turn at the filling spout. Courtesy of Heber L. Armstrong, Editor of The
    Heber L. Armstrong
  • Grady Twyman
    In the above ''Dusty dim'' picture one gets the ''picture'' as how the threshing was handled back in the good old days when the dust, the dirt and the chaff found its way down the necks of the sweating ''stack'' men who fed the Threshing Machine.
    Heber L. Armstrong
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gene Tennant
    Pictured above are Mr. and Mrs. Gene Tennant of Jackson Rt. 3 and Mrs. Rosella Brown of Richmond Dale who were responsible for the 125 pounds of soup beans that ''went into'' the Steam Show at Ray Meacham's of Leo Saturday and Sunday. Courtesy of Heber L.
    Heber L. Armstrong
  • Ray Meacham
    Ray Meacham, popular ''Tick Ridge'' ridge farmer, and President of the Jackson-Ross County Steam Threshers played host for the 6th annual Steam Show.
    Heber L. Armstrong
  • Steam Engine
    Ricky Wills, Coalton is the youthful assistant helping Junior Meacham, a frame alignment expert, when no one is around to talk ''Steam Engine'', from Chillicothe.
    Heber L. Armstrong
  • Little Loco
    ''Little Loco'' is the product of Charles McKinney of Lucasville Route 4.
    Heber L. Armstrong

  • Tim Graves
  • Grady Twyman
  • Mr. and Mrs. Gene Tennant
  • Ray Meacham
  • Steam Engine
  • Little Loco

We thank Heber L. Armstrong, Editor of The Wellston Sentry newspaper in Wellston, Ohio 45692, for permission to reprint the following story and pictures. This was sent to us through the courtesy of Lewis J. Meacham, 2861 Brown Avenue, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.

The Hard Way

Pictured above is Tim Graves off-bearing in the upper left, while Grady Twyman, of Ewington, Larry Wilbur of Hamden and Charles R. Duncan of Jackson get the 'feel of the fork' as they load'er up!! Courtesy of Heber L. Armstrong, Editor of The Wellston Sentry.

The Golden Grain



Lewis 'Jr.' Meacham

Meacham, a Jackson County native, is one of the some 25 members of the Jackson-Ross County Steam Threshers Association active in the 200 member-plus club who actually reconstruct engines and participate in the Steam Shows of the Middle West. Courtesy of Heber L. Armstrong, Editor of The Wellston Sentry.