Tuckahoe Steam & Gas Association, Inc History & Show Report


| July/August 1975



1st Vice President

It was the evening of March 12, 1973 that a group of men and women met in The Cordova Fire-hall, Cordova, Maryland. It was decided they would like to form an organization to display and show, in operation, old machinery and heritages they own as an entertainment for the general public.

Our aim as a body of willing workers is to create a greater interest with all members and the public to make our new show known as 'Tuckahoe Steam & Gas Association Incorporated'; something all will enjoy and have good memories of, knowing that we plan something new to be added each year. Interest of the public was so great that many persons joined and on May 22, 1973 we were incorporated.

Now we must find land; so many men were looking for a spot that could be purchased. We must have a permanent place where we can put up buildings and have plenty of room to display our antiques, heritages, and hobbies. With seventy-nine charter members, it showed the interest was motivated.

Land was found five miles north of Easton, Maryland on U.S. Route 50. Cecil H. and Sylvia Gannon offered and sold to us the land on December 15, 1973.

The first of the year, 1974, showed the men's interest and work began. With many hours of hard work and loaned equipment, it now looks like we have a great deal done for the first year. The men are planning many more details to be finished in the next few years. To date our active membership is 186 with 4 honorary and 123 associate.