A ‘Texas Style’ Show By Texas Early Day Tractor and Engine Assn.

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'Now you young fellows watch when it comes time to 'thrash' (thresh), this is how it's done.'

Pres. P.O. Box 333 Holland, Texas 76534

The Texas Early Day Tractor and Engine Association held its
annual show at its new permanent showground in Temple, Texas on
October 3 & 4, 1992. It was an activity-filled weekend with
many displays and demonstrations bringing back to life memories of
the ‘good old days.’

A ground breaking was held for the relocation of an old cotton
gin which is being moved from nearby Seaton, Texas, to our
showground. Cotton was a major product in Texas during the early
years of tractors and engines, and continues to be grown here
today. The old vertical two-cylinder Fairbanks-Morse engine has
already been restored and relocated to the showground and was
running for this year’s show! (Nice job, engine crew!!!) Moving
die entire gin will be quite a project, but once completed, it will
be an outstanding showpiece.

There were many antique tractors, engines and various other
things to observe, but I believe what ‘Poco’ Phillips
enjoyed seeing the most was the mule-powered syrup cane press
squeezing juice out of the syrup cane. You see, ‘Poco,’ a
donkey, had the privilege of supplying the power to turn the cane
press!

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