Camp Creek Threshers 1988 SHOW


| April/May 1989



Operating steam crane

Operating steam crane at Camp Creek.

2830 Dorothy Drive Lincoln, Nebraska 68507

The 12th annual Camp Creek Threshers' summer show was held July 17 and 18, 1988 at the club's showgrounds near Waverly, Nebraska (ten miles east of Lincoln). Again good weather and a large crowd came to see the large display of quality restored tractors and gas engines, and to enjoy the many other activities.

The show is Nebraska's largest, featuring a parade of power with many operating activities during the two days. Each year we feature a brand of equipment. This year it was Minneapolis-Moline with over 60 restored tractors of that brand. The club selected a 1917 model 'D' Moline Universal tractor owned and restored by Jim, George, and Frank Jonas as their feature tractor.

Our show is a working show. We have activities going at all times, so that any time visitors arrive there is always something to see. Attractions both days were threshing, an operating steam crane, rock crushing, corn shelling, grinding, hand milking, and butter churning; a saw mill, shingle mill, and blacksmith were operating on a continuous basis. This year we used Minneapolis and Case steam engines to operate threshing machines for the oats raised on the showgrounds.

We feel fortunate to have the facilities to provide an outstanding show. This year the club voted to purchase the showground site. The grounds have available space to provide housing for displays and exhibits, as well as open areas for tractors, gas engines, and antique automobiles. Next year we are developing the area across 'the creek' and hope to expand the display and camping areas for the 1989 summer show. 

During both days of the show, we feature the 'Parade of Power' which draws a large audience. The grand entrance of the 1988 parade was led by the featured Universal Moline tractor. Since it was the 50th anniversary of the Minneapolis-Moline UDLX, the excellently restored UDLXs of the Roger Mohr and Leroy Wonder families from Iowa followed. Next came the tractors of the Minneapolis-Moline featured brand, then following were some 180 tractors of all other brands. Visitors as well as members are welcome to participate in the parade.