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The Twenty-First Anniversary show of the Tuscarawas Valley Pioneer Power Association was held August 17-18-19, 1984 at the Dover Fairgrounds.
Over 20 steam traction engines and over 100 gas tractors provided ample power to keep the field exhibitions in operation.
At one end of the infield the association's sawmill was kept humming by a wide assortment of engines and tractors. The association's thresher along with the Ault Bros. handfed baler provided a fine demonstration of threshing. John McDowell's power eater and two Baker fans provided a good test of the horsepower of the many pieces of equipment. The spinning flywheels of hundreds of gas engines filled the grove area of the fairgrounds. Almost every make and model was represented.
A new addition to the stationary steam engine exhibit was a steam manifold. Collectors who have a whistle collection but no steam engine or boiler to put them on can now get a chance to hear their favorite whistle. The manifold was built by George Locke and his crew.
Friday night's popular tractor pull was preceded by several steam engine and tractor operators displaying their skills at the block race and slow engine race. Saturday night's fiddlers contest played to a capacity crowd.
The '84 show was saddened a little by the passing of two of our founding members, Charles Harrison of Srio, Ohio and Elmer Wenger of Dalton, Ohio. These two engine men were instrumental in the founding of the Tuscarawas Valley Pioneer Power Association and its success over these many years. Both men were Russell steam engine owners.
The members of the Tuscarawas Valley Pioneer Power Association invite all who remember and enjoy the old steam engines, tractors, and gas engines to come and join us next August 16, 17, and 18, 1985 for the 22nd Anniversary show.
See you at Dover where the old come to remember, the young come to learn, and all come to enjoy.