9667 South Chicago Road, Oak Creek, WI 53154
This year's National Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association Meeting and Show is promising to be a very interesting, exciting event and Branch 10 members are busy gearing (belting?) up for the big weekend.
The show will be held the weekend of June 23 and 24 at the American Legion Park in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
This year's show will be in conjunction with the J. I. Case Heritage Foundation and will feature Case tractors and equipment. Because Oak Park is close to Racine, headquarters of Case International and longtime home of Jerome Increase Case, the Foundation considered it an excellent location.
Historical tours of Racine, Case plant sites, Mound Cemetery (J. I.'s burial place) and other interesting points of Case history are being arranged by the Foundation. An all day tour is planned for Friday, June 22nd before Saturday's show opening and a half day tour will be offered on Sunday.
Sauder Historical Farm and Craft Village of Archbold, Ohio is sending the 'No. 25' Case portable engine. This rare 1870 vintage engine is the oldest Case engine still operating, and will be brought to the show by Mahlon Detter.
Stan and Katy Sill will bring their 1924 model X Case roadster-the only Case roadster known to be operating other than one in Australia.
Frank Hansen of Winona, Minnesota will bring his rare John Deere tractor. This one-of-a-kind 4 cylinder, all wheel drive machine is claimed to be the only model of the very first John Deere tractors to have survived intact. Made in 1918, it is documented as the 79th John Deere tractor built.
Oak Creek is located in southeastern Wisconsin, between Milwaukee and Racine on the shores of Lake Michigan. Showgrounds are just 2 miles east of I-94 off Ryan Road.
For more information send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to EDGE&.TA, Branch 10, PO Box 315, Oak Creek, WI 53154 or call Don Esch at 414-762-7165. More Case info is available from Case Heritage Foundation, 204 E. Melbourne Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20901, 301-587-5552.