Country Relics Little Village & Homestead 3290 Briggs Woods
Road Stanhope, Iowa 50246
Country Relics Little Village & Homestead near Stanhope,
Iowa, will host its 4th annual All-Scaled Model Machinery Show on
June 24, 1995.
The 1994 show held in August was termed a success by all those
who participated. Exhibitors from across the state and over the
borders brought their working, handcrafted, model steam and gas
engines, tractors and machinery. The 1994 show grew in positive
ways with several crafters marketing their handiwork, and Eugene
Pippin of Marshalltown demonstrating the art of blacksmithing.
Visitors from England, Brazil, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana,
Minnesota, Mississippi and Nebraska as well as throughout Iowa
enjoyed the 3rd annual All-Scaled Model Machinery Show at Country
In 1995, the show will be expanded to include miniature horse
enthusiasts, too. If you have scaled model working engines,
tractors, or machinery and would like to share your treasures with
others, please plan now to join Country Relics on Saturday, June 24
for a unique day of fun. All exhibitors welcome.
Country Relics Little Village and Homestead is a scaled model
village ( to 2/3 scale) detailed with authentic children’s
furnishings, salesmen’s samples and toys from the 1920s and
’30s. Designated as Iowa’s ‘1991 Tourism
Attraction of the Year’ by the Iowa Travel Council, Country
Relics, open daily May through October, is a reminiscent
‘stroll into the past.’
In addition to the village, the complex includes the original
Stanhope Depot containing railway and rural Americana, including a
replicated Arcade doll house with authentic cast iron, Arcade doll
house furnishings from the 1930s, and an extensive collection of
McCormick, Farmall, and International pedal tractors.
The complex also includes the replicated full size McCormick
Machines dealership and an extensive traveling exhibit of
memorabilia from the five companies which formed International
Harvester in 1902 (McCormick, Deering, Piano, Milwaukee, and
Wardner, Bushnell and Gleesner).
All exhibitors of scaled models are admitted free, and following
the show at 5:00 p.m. are invited to a courtesy barbecue with
homemade ice cream for dessert. Join us for this one of a kind,
unique, ‘engine’ show!
Plan now to meet your fellow scaled model enthusiasts at Country
Relics on June 24 for the All-Scaled Model Machinery Show. Food and
primitive camping are available on the grounds. For additional
information, see advertisement in the April 95 issue of GEM, write
Country Relics, 3290 Briggs Woods Road, Stanhope, Iowa 50246, or
call (515) 826-3491.