| September/October 1978

  • Bates Corliss donated to Antique Acres

  • Bates Corliss donated to Antique Acres

225 HP Bates Corliss steam engine, donated to Antique Acres by Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Grady of Waterloo, Iowa. This engine will be set-up and running by show time. Engine was used in the Herrick Refrigerator Company in Waterloo, Iowa. Courtesy of Rich Platte, Denver, Iowa.

Antique Acres Inc., located 4? miles north of Cedar Falls, Iowa, is ready to kick off their 14th year.

The 1977 show offered a variety of new items and a larger flea market The overall appearance of the Old Time Power Show was very good, unfortunately the rainy weather dampened the crowd.

Plans have already been made to make the 1978 show a big success. The Old Time Power Show is set for August 24-27.

Members of the club have been hard at work preparing the show grounds and giving some of the equipment a spring overhauling. The oats crop was seeded by Farm Manager, John Sundermeyer, with the help of Andrew Fischels and Clifford Johnston. There will be plenty of oats for threshing during the show days!

A shelter over the French Railroad Car was completed last fall. This boxcar, owned by the 40 & 8 Club of Waterloo, Iowa, is one of the 48 which France presented to each state after World War I. It is one of the few remaining.