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

We have a daughter who lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, so when I told my wife that Branch 43 (which is located in that area) would have their swap meet in May, she was ready to go! Harry and Mildred Kloppenburg and Betty and I left Friday night after work. On Saturday morning, as the women went shopping, Harry and I left for Granbury, Texas, home of Branch 43.

The show grounds for Branch 43 is the Granbury Light Plant. The plant, built in 1923 to replace an older plant, was used continuously until 1955. Three diesel engines, original to the plant, are on display. During the fall show all three will run periodically throughout the show. It was good to meet Larry Parker, president, and Terrie Parker, secretary/treasurer, and the other members of Branch 43.

We would like to extend a welcome to Branch 51 and Branch 52. The president for Branch 51 is David Vanek, Jr., RR3, Box 3108, Lewiston, MT 59457. Branch 52 president is Stan Bernard, PO Box 111905, Anchorage, AK 99511-1905.