At a recent meeting at Frankfort Springs, Pennsylvania, a group
of steam engine enthusiasts established an organization to be known
as ‘Tri-State Historical Steam Engine Association.’
Fourty-two members from Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and
Eastern Ohio, comprise the association roster and several more are
expected to enter.
The purpose of the organization will closely follow the pattern
of similar associations who are interested in the preservation and
displaying of the steam traction engine and allied objects.
During the meeting, Articles of Incorporation as a non-profit
association were adopted and officers were elected. They are as
follows: President, Clyde H. Lightfoot, Beaver Falls, Pa.;
Vice-President, Clark R. Fullerton, Burgettstown, Pa.; Secretary,
Paul F. Crow, Charleroi, Pa.; and Treasurer, A. Vincent McKee,
Washington, Pa. Eight additional members were chosen to complete a
twelve-member Board of Directors.
Members of the newly formed association are the owners of
approximately 20 engines. For their first Reunion, a threshing and
sawmill event is being planned for August 22, 23, and 24, 1957, at
the Hookstown Grange Fair, at their grounds on Pennsylvania route
168, two miles north of route No. 30.