New Holland Windmill

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15230 U.S. 35 NW Jamestown, Ohio 45335

The 1990 New Holland Windmill Days, held Labor Day weekend, has come and gone, but what an exciting three days it was. It was our biggest show so far, and growing each year. Our tractor and engine show more than tripled in size from last year.

There were many tractors on display, all sizes and colors; some restored, some original. Some of the most popular tractors included an Avery, a Hart Parr 18-36, an International 8-16, an Oliver crawler, a Case CC owned by Bob Peck and two Cultors owned by Bill Doan and Jim Baughn.

Of course, no one could miss the smell of the coal smoke or the sound of the whistle from the homemade steam engine owned by Russell Sams of Miamisburg, Ohio. A larger steam engine owned by Charlie Duff was also on display. We hope to see both at our 1991 show.

The sputtering of hit and miss engines, large and small, demanded your attention as you strolled through the park. Apple cider was being made by Susie and Bill Doan using a 3 HP Fair-banks Morse Z to power the cider press. They were also sawing wood using a Witte log saw. Fred McDaniel kept his 10 HP Witte busy running his buzz saw or his hammer mill. There were too many engines to name them all, but we are glad they were there.

This was our first year to have an antique tractor pull. It was quite a learning experience. We had 57 tractors pull on Saturday and 53 on Sunday. We want to express our 'thanks' to all the participants for their patience in our efforts to organize the pull. We hope the pull this year will be bigger and better!

Our club raffle d a Maytag engine, generously donated by Fred McDaniel. It was won by a young boy from West Virginia.

Already we are busy planning our 1991 show. So write it on your calendar-Labor Day weekend, August 30, 31 and September 1, 1991. If you are near New Holland, Ohio, stop in!

There will be something for everyone: fun and games for the youngsters, while the older folks can stroll leisurely through the park and reminisce their days of yesteryear.