Tuscarawas Valley Pioneer Power Association

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The Snyder family's 16 HP Huber.
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Ethan Lehman's big Oil Pull being pushed by his son's smaller Oil Pull.
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1926 Erie steam shovel, owned and operated by Rusty McGinness.
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Club president Joe Harrison's 20 HP Russell, operated by Doug Scheetz.
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Stationary steam area.

Diehl 101 South Main Street Navarre, Ohio 44662

Our 30th anniversary show, held August 20-22, 1993 at the
Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds, was blessed with three days of
perfect weather and an increase in attendance. An increase in
number of both gas engine exhibitors and antique tractors was also
realized.

An abundance of engines was on display and running. This year
the antique tractor population was in the high 200s. Not to be
outdone in the steam area, we fielded 30 steam engines ranging from
traction to portable and the ever popular scale steam engines. This
year marked the return of the Erie steam shovel which had missed
the previous year while the wood in the boom was replaced. It seems
that early steam shovel booms were made of white oak with 5/16
plate bolted to the outside.

Both steam and antique tractors kept the infield abuzz with
activity. At the sawmill the stack of sawed lumber was only
surpassed by the height of the sawdust pile. With the Dynamometer
for the tractors and the Power Eater for the steam engines, there
was a constant and interesting display of power from various
antique sources.

Being that it was our 30th show, it was a time to reflect on
past shows and count our many blessings. Of our 48 original charter
members, we still are blessed with the guiding presence of 12 of
our founding fathers.

If you missed our 30th show, please allow me to invite you and
your family to our 31st show, to be held at the Tuscarawas County
Fairgrounds at Dover, Ohio, just off Interstate 77. The dates are
August 19, 20, and 21, 1994.

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