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| September/October 1973

Ohio's Darke County 'Engineers' are shown having themselves a 'STRUTTERS BALL' down at the Dillon, South Carolina, April 1973 Reunion.

Gene Ary operating the scale traction and Doc Ary operating the baler while Rex Everett and Kim Besecker await turns to alternately operate their scale thresher and scale sawmill (not shown). The 250 HP Corliss being erected provided standby shade. The 13,600 pound Flywheel reaches 16' into the air.

Harold & Mildred Ary - Darke County (Ohio) Engineers and Association Officers from way back, had this cotton picker acquire a few sacks of cotton which they baled in the hay bale rig. To you that know the aforementioned 'TOBACCO CHEWING INDIANA SNOWBIRD', you should have seen him reared back spitooing juice, overseeing cotton baling and imitating a '1890 COTTON PLANTATION GENELMAN', while Mildred towed his 'carriage' with a Lambert tractor.

OK, you Arys, Beseckers and Everetts, bring'um back Fri-Sat-Sun April 19-20-21, 1974 and bring some one to help operate our 1884 cotton gin while you bale cotton souvenirs. Bring your Indiana and Ohio Flags and Association Pennants. Our 100 acre Show and Campgrounds fronts over 1 mile on Interstate 95 (shown in background) and is within sight of Interchange no. 193 that has 4 motels, and restaurants. The Museum is open all year. Courtesy Robert Rogers - FARM MUSEUM & CAMPGROUND, I-95& Hwy 9, Dillon, S.C. 29536.