Mountain Reflections

By Staff
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Rt 5, Box 375 Boone, North Carolina 28607

Nestled at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains and near the
Blue Ridge Parkway lies Boone, North Carolina, the site of the
twelth annual High Country Crank-Up. Last year’s show was held
July 26-28, 1991, at the local fairgrounds and was sponsored by the
Carolina Fly-Wheelers Club. The club has 38 members and meets
monthly at different member’s homes.

Last year’s event featured a wide variety of engines from
steam engines to tractors and ‘hit and miss’ gas engines.
The following items were registered: 303 gas engines, 24 models, 17
tractors, five steam engines, four toy displays, and two washing
machines. Also featured were an engine related auction, several
antique tool displays, a flea market, food, crafts, and a Sunday
morning church service:

The show proved to be a ‘Blast from the Past’ as both
collectors and spectators alike could see in operation: corn meal
grinding, model engines, tractors, shingle mill, hit and miss
engines, log saws, steam engines, and more.

The hills rumbled with thunder as typical summer showers raged
after what had been a hot, dry season. Not many complaints were
heard, hopefully because of the need for rain. And serious
collectors did not seem to take much notice of the rains. Rain or
shine, fair weather or foul, engine shows must ‘chug’
on.

The dates for the thirteenth show have been set for July 24, 25,
and 26, 1992, at the High Country Fairgrounds just off Highway 421,
east of Boone. For further information contact either Ray Scholl
(704) 297-4406 or Mack Hodges (704) 264-2196.

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