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Forest Grove Trailer Park, Ontario, N. Y. 14519

The 1969 Annual Reunion of the Pioneer Gas Engine Association, Inc. was held on August 1-2-3- on the Carnival Grounds in Fairville, N. Y. The weather was good. A nice sized crowd viewed the many exhibits. A count shows that there were 177 gasoline engines, 27 tractors, 60 models, 47 pieces of allied equipment, 4 walk behind tractors, 48 pieces of household antiques, 1 antique truck, 1 traction steam engine and 2 stationary steam engines, 1 large D. C. generator with 4 cylinder engine and 1 lawnmower.

Displayed for the first time, was the 30-60 Rumely Oil-Pull tractor, owned and beautifully restored by David Shearns of Marion, N. Y. He brought this big plow tractor from Iowa.

It is our custom to have a queen at each of our Reunions. This is usually a lady who has been associated in some way with rural living during her lifetime. Our Queen for the 1969 show was Mrs. Myrtle Norton of Syracuse, N. Y. She and her husband, Arthur, celebrated their 50th Wedding Aniversary last year. She has been very active all of her life, from helping with the many farm activities to being a mail carrier. She is still active in the Grange and had several food exhibits at the New York State Fair this past summer.

We now have an original watch fob for sale. It has our trademark, an 1887 Otto gas engine, on the front and our name on the back. You may order one from our President, Donald A. Luteyn Sr., 226 W. Main Street, Palmyra, N. Y. 14522. The price is $2.75.

We are now taking memberships. The dues are $2.00 per year. All members receive our bi-monthly news bulletin, the Pioneer Engine Bugle.

Show dates for the 1970 Reunion are July 24-25-26. If you are in this vicinity at that time, plan on stopping and visiting us. There are camping spaces available, so spend all three days with us. We will be glad to welcome you.

For any information and memberships, write to Mrs. Dorothy B. Smith, Secretary, Forest Grove Trailer Park, Ontario, N. Y. 14519.