Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association, Inc.

A Message From The President

| April/May 1990

3510 Brooklake Rd. NE, Brooks, Oregon 97303

Another Case happening this year will be the J.I. Case Heritage Foundation Expo, to be held in conjunction with the Great Oregon Steam-Up, Brooks, Oregon.

They are going to have a mini warm-up in June 1990 along with EDGE&-TA Branch 10. Branch 10 is hosting the 1990 National Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association National Meeting and it will be held at Oak Creek, Wisconsin during the month of June 1990.

These events promise to be some of the best held with Case tractors and equipment being shown that are one of a kind and not normally seen at any other show. For instance, a Case Steam Car is being brought in from Australia and traction engine #711 will be present. Branch 15 of the EDGE&TA also holds their annual meeting in conjunction with the Great Oregon Steam-Up, and many members also help put the show on.

By being associated with the National Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association, many members have had some unforgettable experiences. During the early seventies, a California branch was hosting the National during the summer, and it was exceptionally hot that year. Several people from other states were not acclimated to the heat and had problems. In the end, things worked out very well, and everyone had a great time.

Several years later the National was held in the mid-west. They had an unusually bad storm, and some members from the West Coast got caught in Kansas City in the flood. The water was so deep that it was running over the floorboards of the pickup. The natives of Missouri called it a 'GOOSE DROWNER'.