TULARE Swap Meet

Floyd Schmall
October/November 2000


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5523 S. Peach Fresno, California 93725

Our first annual Swap Meet began Saturday morning with loads of iron rolling in like wagon trains headed west during the California Gold Rush. We had people from all over the nation: Washington, Arizona, Florida, and Missouri just to name a few states represented.

Saturday evening had a very nice aroma in the air. It smelled like a great American cookout. There were several campfires, and folks were cooking and barbecuing everything from marshmallows to steaks. The campfires created warmth and friendship. Tall tales were told into the wee hours of the morning.

Sunday morning the swapping began. We had two forklifts running. Iron was changing hands right and left. A very nice gentleman who had called me earlier about bringing a 50 HP Case traction engine sold it.

We received a lot of good input on our swap meet. Our favorite comment came from a few fellows from Vista, California. They said, 'You guys created a monster swap meet!' We would like to thank everyone who helped out and we plan to do it again the first Sunday of every November.

Remember, it's your swap meet to enjoy. Come see us.








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