CLIFTON-Little Town-Big Show

By Staff
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Russ Luse, show president on his J.D. pulling the separator.
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Col. Norm Stuckey with his Model G Minneapolis'
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Bill Schaub, attender of many shows with his rare Schaub engine.
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Jason Borchers, my grandson, and cousin Cris McGourk.

13 W. Plum St., Tipp City, OH 45371

Nestled in a small valley surrounded by trees, and not very
large hills, is the little town of Clifton, Ohio. A unique little
town ideally suited for a show, the whole town itself is
practically in the show.

You could find flea markets lined up on both sides of the
streets, and every other available little niche. Arts and crafts
filled in spaces also, and food concessions were plentiful, but the
ham and beans cooked in the big iron kettle, were just too tempting
to pass by without sampling.

Gas engines, and there were many, were finding their place in
the great chorus of activity that was going on all around. Even the
scaled down models of tractors and steam engines had their little
song to sing. And what a pretty sight to see over at the tractor
area, all lined up, gleaming, shining, and some not so shining, but
running and ready to take their place in the parade.

Yes, ‘Old Clifton Days’ is quite a show, and I for one
am looking forward to the show in 1988.

Well after visiting with old friends and making some new, I
rounded up my grandson and his cousin from Atlanta, Georgia, who
had never been to a show before. But before we left, we had to
check out a long line of people. There must be something good at
the other end or they would not be in line, and sure enough, as we
neared the front, there it was-homemade ice cream and home-made
pie. What a way to depart from a show, happy-full stomach-and new
memories.

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