Chilhowee Show

| July/August 1984

  • Partial display of the small engines
    Partial display of the small engines. These are Bob Seeley's and Gerald Wagoner's.
  • 1918 16-30 Model H Rumely Oil Pull
    1918 16-30 Model H Rumely Oil Pull owned and driven by Gordon Stegner, September 2 2,1983.
  • Squeezing sorghum cane at the 1983 show
    Squeezing sorghum cane at the 1983 show. 1938 B on press. Gordon Stegner feeding cane, Lynn Gordon watching. In the background are some of the tractors on display.

  • Partial display of the small engines
  • 1918 16-30 Model H Rumely Oil Pull
  • Squeezing sorghum cane at the 1983 show

R.R.1, Chilhowee, Missouri 64733

The Chilhowee Antique Farm Machinery Collectors Organization held its first annual Fall Harvest Festival, September 23, 24, 25, 1983 on the Gordon Stegner farm, east of Chilhowee, Missouri. The weather started off beautiful on Friday and Saturday, but then a rain shower dampened things Saturday night. Sunday dawned cloudy, cool and damp, but by the middle of the day it was partly cloudy and much warmer.

CAFMCO hosted about 750 paid admittances and many children under age 12 who got in free. We had guests from Arizona, Texas, Iowa, Kansas and all over Missouri. Each helped to make this show a success.

Gerald Wagoner and Bob Seeley of rural Warrensburg, Missouri, each had a trailer load of old stationary gas engines. Several others brought in engines to display as well.

Mr. Haston St. Clair, of Holden, Missouri, well known by many steam enthusiasts throughout the country, displayed his 13 HP Reeves steam engine. Thank you to Mr. St. Clair for his efforts and to his engineer David Jowett. This engine delighted many and it is beautifully restored.

Mr. Leonard Mothers Baugh of Windsor was present all three days with his Belgian horses and several pieces of horse drawn equipment. He pulled our bundle wagons, the corn and sorghum cutter, the horse-powered feed grinder and did some plowing of wheat stubble.


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