THIRD ANNUAL SHOW REPORT OF ACRES OF ANTIQUES-CHERAW, S. C.


| January/February 1973

  • Gregg and Rick
    Courtesy of Robert Rogers, Acres of Antiques, Cheraw, S. C. 29520.
    Robert Rogers
  • 16MM filming Model
    Surprise attendance caused Model tables to be extended 2 times in 2 days during Cheraws third annual steam-up. One cameraman used 400 feet of 16MM filming Models only.
  • Helper Flats

  • Steam trains
    Courtesy of Robert Rogers, Acres of Antiques, Cheraw, S. C. 29520.
    Robert Rogers
  • Jones

  • 8 tractions
    Walt and Marian Kleinfelder, N. J., brought a steam powered outboard motor, (Top) So Quiet running that Walt tries to slip up on fish and hand Net'm. WOW! We think 4 of our 8 tractions will pass Muster for our 4th annual; Apr. 27-28-29-'73.-(Bottom)
  • Steam powered  motor

  • Stanley Steamer Mountain engine


  • Gregg and Rick
  • 16MM filming Model
  • Helper Flats
  • Steam trains
  • Jones
  • 8 tractions
  • Steam powered  motor
  • Stanley Steamer Mountain engine

Exhibitors, helpers and honored show officials from thirty states and Canada were more than generous with their exhibits, advice, know-how, can-do and unitive effort.

Nearly three hundred exhibiting families literally moved into or near Cheraw; some for a few days, some for a week, and some for several weeks.

They came to enhance and utilize a SPRING VACATION PLAYGROUND, a playground, hobby oriented, to antique agricultural equipment powered by steam, gas, water, wind, mule, dog, and Grandma.

Ninety-seven families brought temporary homes onto the grounds; some campers, some tents and some of those big 'Motorized Apartment Houses.'



Sixty-five families filled Cheraw's Motels. Motels in Chesterfield, Bennettsville and Rockingham was 'home' for others from afar.

Never before in the History of South Carolina has so much Volunteer Talent assembled to play while building a playground.