Stonewall Antique Power Association

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William 'Bill' Hagar of Monroe, VA on his 1953 77 Oliver Row Crop.
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A 1920 Galloway 21/2HP engine owned by Brad Gooden of Turnersburg, NC.

Rt.3,Box l74-C Lynchburg, Virginia 24504

On the morning of May 22,1993, the sun rose over the lakes,
farms, and fields of Stonewall, Virginia, with a little something
extra in the air.

A big pot of Brunswick stew and hot coffee had everyone’s
attention. Then a gasoline engine hit, a tractor started, and it
was SHOW TIME!

With one show under our belt, and 98 members, we were ready to
go again. The Stonewall Antique Power Show and Swap Meet began with
prayer offered by Monroe Dyess of the Oakville Ruritan Club. Our
vice president, Ernest Campbell, then introduced all of the club
officers and delivered a welcome to everyone attending the show.
Our House of Delegates member, Wat-kins M. Abbitt, Jr., delivered a
brief speech and welcome.

Everything fell into place from the get go. We had 99
exhibitors, coming from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North
Carolina, West Virginia, and Florida, with such exhibits as gas
engines, tractors, antique cars and trucks, horses and horse drawn
equipment, a Bateau from the James River Bateau Festival, corn
shellers, and washing machines. We offered a ‘Parade of
Power’ twice daily. We had food vendors offering everything
from the ‘World Famous Moore’s Hot Dogs,’ to Brunswick
stew, funnel cakes, Philippine delight, baked goods, pinto beans,
pork skins, and more.

We were entertained by four different bands from our area made
up of some fine talented individuals. We had flea market vendors
and crafters with everything from belts and hats to engine parts
and so much more.

It made for a full fun-filled two-day event and an exciting
weekend for everyone.

Stonewall is located in a rural part of Central Virginia off
Highway 460. We are about 14 miles from the Historic Appomattox
Surrender Grounds National Park, where our nation was reunited by
the ending of the Civil War.

Stonewall is a very laid back community and the comradery
between our members, exhibitors, and spectators is second to none.
We started on the following Monday making plans for our third
annual show to be held May 21 & 22, 1994.

I would like to once again thank everyone, from the exhibitors,
spectators, local businesses, to club members, and all those
involved that I may have failed to mention, for making the second
annual Stonewall Antique Power Show and Swap Meet a truly
successful event. I am looking forward to seeing all of you again
at our third annual show in May, 1994.

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