Permanent Showground ‘Deep In The Heart of Texas’

By Staff
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Tractors on parade!
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Tractors lined up for parade at new Texas showground.
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Sunday morning wake-up call. IH's (the featured make of 1990) appear in front rows. The two 1924 'regulars' (left foreground) visited from Indiana.
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Tractors of all ages enjoy pulling the pull sled.

P.O. Box 333 Holland, Texas 76534.

The Texas Early Day Tractor and Engine Association Annual Show
was held October 6-7, 1990 at Temple, Texas. It was the first
annual show at the newly opened permanent showground site of an
organization that has been hosting annual shows for 20 years. This
was the ‘state meet’ of the club that has statewide
membership; when they get together for this annual event, it is
quite a ‘Texas gathering’!

The club obtained possession of the permanent showground site
only a few months prior to the show, but by show time a large
roofed structure and an ice cream parlor had been erected. Members
‘working like ants’ with dozers, their hands, and other
equipment had showground and parking lot areas in very good
condition by show weekend.

The future of the club and showground looks bright. The
showground is ‘right next to’ Interstate Highway 35 and we
hope to someday open this showground daily as a museum for
traveling tourists. In the meantime, if you’re passing through
the middle of Texas on the first weekend of October, stop in and
say ‘Howdy,’ see how the museum showground is progressing
and visit with our members as they display and demonstrate their
‘treasures from the good old days.’ If you put your finger
down on the middle of a Texas map you will have it on (or close to)
our permanent showground- ‘Deep In The Heart of Texas!’

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