325 Stone Parsons, Kansas 67357
The 6th annual Southeast Kansas Old Time Gas Engine and Tractor
Club Show was held June 25 and 26, 1994 in Pittsburg, Kansas, at
the Crawford County Historical Society Museum grounds. Featured
engine this year was International Harvester. There were 70
exhibitors from four states: Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and
Kansas. On display were 153 gas engines and 35 antique tractors. In
addition there were model steam and gas engines, a horse powered
corn grinder, a stump puller, a 'Missouri Mule' hay press,
operating sawmill, quilting demonstration, an operating model
cotton gin and demonstration of weaving all were enjoyed by people
attending the show.
For the first time a tractor rodeo was held; some of the events
were wagon backing, barrel rolling, back seat driving through an
obstacle course and a tractor balance beam.
Saturday evening an ice cream social sponsored by the museum was
held, with entertainment by a club-sponsored country and western
band, 'The Pumpkin Creek Fun Timers.'
A kiddie tractor pull was held Sunday afternoon. This year we
had two groups of mountain men encamped and depicting their
lifestyles. There were several flea market vendors as well as an
antique spark plug display, a collection of antique speed
indicators, and an antique wrench display.
A good crowd attended Saturday even though the temperature
reached 102 degrees during the afternoon. Sunday morning started
with a non-denominational church service after which the exhibitors
began to again show and explain the items from the past, which have
been restored to their original condition.
One of the nicest displays was three half scale tractors (two
John Deeres and one Allis Chalmers) which operated during the
This 1994 show was the largest one so far for the club and was
well received by both the public and the exhibitors.
If you would like to join us for the 7th annual show and take
part in some friendly make-you-feel-at-home surroundings, then plan
to be in Pittsburg, Kansas, on June 24 and 25, 1995.
Hope to see you there!