Silver Jubilee at Sussex

Massey Harris 4 wheel drive tractor

Ray Holler on his 1930 Massey Harris 4 wheel drive tractor.

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Twenty-five years ago fifteen charter members of Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association, Wisconsin Branch Two held their first show at the Adolph Nettesheim farm near Waukesha, Wisconsin.

The show grew rapidly, and after three years, had to move to the Sussex, Wisconsin Village park for more space. The park features a glacier basin, or kettle, which forms a natural amphitheater for a full view of all activities. This unique showground always brings enthusiastic comment from visitors.

The 1983 Silver Jubilee Show drew close to 300 exhibitors, who were each awarded a specially cast plaque. There was an equally enthusiastic crowd in attendance. Our traditional date is one week before Labor Day.

We have featured both steam and gas engines from the very first, and some of our engines are passing along from father to son, and even grandson!

The accompanying photos show some of the variety of exhibits we have to interest the whole family.