Thousands of People See Red in Winamac, Indiana!

P.O. Box 237 Royal Center, Indiana 46978

The Northern Indiana Power from the Past hosted its 17th annual
show July 14-17, 1994. The popular show located at Winamac,
Indiana, drew thousands of people who enjoyed the shaded grounds
surrounded by the Tippecanoe River. Pleasant weather, good food,
lively entertainment, and friendly people all contributed to the
success of the show.

Assembled were approximately five steam engines, four
scale-model steam engines, a scale-model steam train, 250 tractors,
400 engines, 175 hog oilers, and a variety of cars, trucks, and
other equipment.

The show featured International tractors, engines, and
equipment; and faithful International enthusiasts arrived with more
than 160 tractors, numerous engines, and a dozen trucks. Looking
across the grounds, it almost looked like a ‘sea of red!’
It was the general consensus that this was the nicest and best
variety of International tractors ever assembled at a show.

Featured at this year’s show were hog oilers, whose proud
owners arrived with an amazing array of them.

Throughout each of the four days, working demonstrations gave
everyone a first-hand education of power from days gone by. Besides
a saw mill and threshing machine, there was a baler, shingle mill,
flour mill, edger, Baker fan, blacksmith, corn shredder, and corn
sheller.

Music always plays an important part in this show, featuring
fiddles and other stringed instruments playing country, bluegrass,
and gospel.

The children were invited to participate in the kiddie tractor
pull; in addition, they scrambled to hunt money in small straw
stacks.

For the women in attendance, the art of wheat weaving was
demonstrated, along with a large quilt show which also offered the
opportunity to the ladies to ‘try their hand.’

Other highlights of the show were the flea market of
approximately 150 booths, horseshoe pitching, cross-cut saw
contest, and square dancing.

Several work horses took up residence at the show, pulling
wagons and giving everyone an easy and relaxing way to view the
scenic perimeter of the grounds. As usual, the Saturday evening
horse pull was a real crowd pleaser.

The ‘Illinois Regiment of Virginia’ set up housekeeping
on the grounds, dressing in authentic costumes of the 1778 era and
assisting in the colorful flag-raising ceremonies.

Officers, directors, and advisors of the Northern Indiana Power
from the Past take great pride in presenting a family-oriented show
which is full of fun and friendliness. They extend a hearty
invitation to all for the July 13-16, 1995, show which is already
being planned and organized.

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