R.R. 1, P.O. Box 13, Steinauer, NE 68441
Come rain, snow, hail or drought, the Camp Creek Antique Club keeps on schedule for its show, this summer held on July 20 and 21.
The night before the opening of the show, it rained 4 inches. With a beautiful sunrise, the soil was so dry that by 10:00 a.m., they were going every place on the grounds. If anyone showed signs of problems, one of the members was there immediately and gave a pull. By noon a large crowd was on the grounds. All the planned programs kept on schedule. There were 142 units in the parade, including the steam engines, tractors, cars, trucks, and other units that are usually in parades.
The tractor collectors do an outstanding job of restoring and painting their tractors. Probably the oldest two tractors on display were a 10-20 Titan and a 1915 10-203-wheel Case.
The Arts and Crafts display was full and featured a lot of interesting things to see. The old blacksmith shop was open, as well as an old style store front with an old gas pump and a display of mechanics' tools from the 1910-1930 era.
The swap meet grove section was full of items displayed and always full of people who were looking and buying. One of the new additions was a rock crusher, restored and operating, owned by the club. Some thought it to be a Case.
The saw mill was in operation most of the time. With a shingle mill and a lath saw loaned to the club by Robin Trauger of Exeter. One of the operators said he sawed enough to lath a house.
The corn shelling department shelled a lot of corn that day. There was a unique display in the gas engine section having to do with corn. A one hole sheller was belted to a gas engine, shelling corn. The sheller was equipped with an elevator that elevated the shelled corn into a small grinder belted to another engine turning out corn meal.
The milking of the Holstein cow, separating the milk, and feeding the calf always drew a crowd especially the 5 to 15-year olds. All could see the cream that is used to make ice cream.
Saturday night brought another 1 inches of rain on top of the 4 inches the night before. It made the parking area soft by the members were out with their tractors, helping those who had trouble getting parked. By noon the area was all passable. The Sunday program included a parade with over 160 units.
Plans are underway for a show in 1986, so watch for date announcements in the 1986 Show Directory.