Explore The Roaring '30s & Before

Fairbanks engine

This large Fairbanks engine came from Punta Gorda. The motor was bought by my wife's uncle. He used it on his boat waves to pull boats out of the water so they could do needed repairs.

Punta Gorda

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RR #1, Box 86 Piedmont, Missouri 63957

Explore the Roaring '30s and Before,' a show hosted by Wayne and Linda Ludington and Richard and Mary Smith, was held March Hand 15,1992. The Koreshan State Historic Site was the perfect setting for this show, and it was enjoyed by all exhibitors. This was our second annual show.

Exhibitors brought antique flywheel engines, tractors, cars and trucks, antique outboard engines, tools, rock crushing equipment and perfect weather!

The Koreshan Unity Settlement was established in 1894 on property located at Esters, Florida, U.S. 41 and the banks of the Esters River. The settlement was completely self-sustained.

In the early teens Henry Ford and Thomas Edison helped the Koreshans install a steam powered dynamo for their electricity. The dynamo is still in place today. However, the Historic Society is trying to locate the steam engine. Rumor has it the engine went to the Fort Myers Ice Plant and then to Venice, Florida.

The background in the photos is some of the settlement. People ages three to 83, and older, attended the show and enjoyed the exhibits and the historic park.

Saturday evening a pitch-in dinner was enjoyed by the exhibitors and some of the park employees. A camp fire set the scene for swapping stories and information. Coffee and donuts gave a good start for each day.

Next year's show date is March 13-14, 1993. Come on down to southern Florida and enjoy the show with us.

Thank you, everyone, for making this another great show