5th Annual Reunion and Steam-up Show

| March/April 1968

R.D. 1, Box 139, Sharon Road, Bridgeport Ohio 43912

This year we moved to our new show grounds. We have around nine acres of almost level ground. It is situated one mile west of New Athens, Ohio on State Route 519. We received so many nice compliments on our new show grounds that we are very happy over it. We did not have much time, about six weeks to be exact to get it in order to have our show. Every one cooperated and we worked hard and it paid off.

Some thirteen Steam Traction Engines occupied our infield, together with a portable steam engine and three small models. The two Baker fans were often set to turning. The saw mill buzzed away both days of our show, with different engines taking turns and some fine lumber was sawed. The shingle mill was kept busy and every one went away with a shingle or two for a souvenir.

Our stone burr corn meal machine was also kept busy and people stood in line to buy a bag of old fashioned corn meal. And, Oh, how good those corn muffins taste. The corn meal machine was run by a steam engine designed and built by Mr. Fred Rogers out of scraps from here and there.

We had five seperators, a 30-inch Champion hand-fed built in 1895, two 28-46 case, a 28-46 Huber and a 2846 Red River Special. We did not get to thresh the first day due to showers on and off all day. They really got a good work out the next day when it was sunny all day long.

We had four balers, a John Deere, an Ann Arbor, an Ohio and an Oliver.


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