Stumptown Steam Threshers


| May/June 1976



Rt. 4, Cadiz, Ohio 43907.

The Stumptown Steam Threshers Association held its thirteenth annual show at their showground's September 6 and 7 of 1975. The grounds are located 1-1/4 miles west of New Athens, Ohio.

A wet, foggy morning dampened our spirits some the first day. It was raining at 5 o'clock that morning, but the old saying 'rain before 7 quit before 11' held true. Smoke from several of the steam engines began to go toward the heavens, as the sun came shining through, and the show got underway.

Scale models were on display, gas and oil pull tractors, and old fashioned threshing machines of different makes. On both days the sawmill, Baker fans, shingle mill, threshing machines, and a straw baler could be seen in action. Corn meal grinding on a stone burr mill, of hand picked corn of excellent quality, was there for the people to buy, from which they could make corn cakes, corn bread, and muffins.

There were flea markets everywhere on the showground's. Eating stands and concessions were there, too, to curb the hunger of young and old.

On Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock, a slow engine race was held. The winner was Mr. Griffin who was running a Garr- Scott, the steam engine owned by George Richey of Norwich, Ohio.