Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association, Inc.

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Vice Pres. Rt. 2, Box 167A Republic, Missouri 65738

In the July '93 issue of GEM, we introduced you to the new Branch 5 as being Cluinebaug Valley Branch, Waterford, Connecticut. Instead, it is Quinebaug Valley Engineers Association, 288 Geer Road, Jewett, Connecticut. We apologize for any inconveniences caused to Branch 5. We wish them well in their future activities.

The National Show was held June 12, 13, 1993, in Grass Valley, California. Congratulations to Branch 13 for hosting an outstanding show. The show was held at the local fair grounds which was an ideal location with lots of those California pine trees for shade. My wife, Betty, and I arrived in Grass Valley on Friday. After checking her into the motel, I went on to check out the show grounds. There, I met Bill Neatherlin, a member of Branch 13. Bill had a golf cart and gave me a tour of the show grounds. Later on that evening, Betty and I had dinner with Menno Kliewer and his wife, Ann. After dinner, we met with Jack Versteeg and Gus Peterson to review activities of the past year.

Saturday morning dawned a bright and sunny day. When we arrived at the show grounds, most of the engines were already in operation. They had all sizes of engines ranging from Maytag's to a 75 HP Fairbanks-Morse. A lot of marine-type engines manufactured in California were also on display. The National Meeting was held Saturday night with all officers present except Ed Longhenry, Director of the East Region, due to an illness in the family. Details of the meeting will follow in a later article.

Again, a big THANKS to Jerry Virtue and Branch 13 for an outstanding show.