Pres. P.O. Box 333 Holland, Texas 76534
The Texas Early Day Tractor and Engine Association held its annual show at its new permanent showground in Temple, Texas on October 3 & 4, 1992. It was an activity-filled weekend with many displays and demonstrations bringing back to life memories of the 'good old days.'
A ground breaking was held for the relocation of an old cotton gin which is being moved from nearby Seaton, Texas, to our showground. Cotton was a major product in Texas during the early years of tractors and engines, and continues to be grown here today. The old vertical two-cylinder Fairbanks-Morse engine has already been restored and relocated to the showground and was running for this year's show! (Nice job, engine crew!!!) Moving die entire gin will be quite a project, but once completed, it will be an outstanding showpiece.
There were many antique tractors, engines and various other things to observe, but I believe what 'Poco' Phillips enjoyed seeing the most was the mule-powered syrup cane press squeezing juice out of the syrup cane. You see, 'Poco,' a donkey, had the privilege of supplying the power to turn the cane press!