Courtesy of Thomas T. Sommer, R. R. 3, Ridgeville, Indiana 47380.
Forest Grove Trailer Park Onatario, New York 14519
All signs point to a busy year ahead for the Pioneer Gas Engine Association, Inc. of Fairville, New York. An all day 'Gas-Up' is scheduled for May 24th at the Carnival Grounds in Fairville. All members and friends are invited to attend and bring a gas engine. There will be a picnic dinner at noon time so bring a dish to pass.
The dates for the Annual Reunion are July 24, 25 and 26th. This will be held at the same place. We expect a larger than ever model display, a team of oxen, wheat threshing, sawmill, stone crusher, flour grinding and many other activities. There will be about 200 gasoline engines and 35 gas tractors. If you are in this vicinity, stop in and see us! We promise you a warm welcome and a good time. Spaces are available for camping and motels are close by. Gate admission is $1.00 for men only; ladies and children are admitted free. Yearly membership is $2.00 per year. You will be kept posted of all of the activities through our bi-monthly news letter. For any information write to Mrs. Dorothy B. Smith, Forest Grove Trailer Park, Ontario, N. Y. 14519.
This is a picture of my Plymouth Tractor, somewhere around 1934. It was manufactured by The Fate-Root-Heath Company of Plymouth, Ohio. Serial Number A115MB1. It has a Hercules engine, 3' bore and 4' stroke. I think the same company made the Silver King Tractor.
I would like to know if there are any more of these tractors in existence.
Another 'Gas-up' will be held on June 14th at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Pitcher, R. D. 2, Dundee, N. Y. 14837. This is an all day affair with dish to pass at noon. On Sept. 26th and 27th there will be another 'Gas-up' at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Gardenier in Martville, N. Y. 13111.
As you can see, we have quite an active organization. We appreciate the interest and support of the GEM readers, who knowing that they probably never will attend a show, help us with a membership.