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| January/February 1995

  • Business end of the hay baler
    Jerry Ingram on the business end of the hay baler. Photo by Wilson.
  • Al Diamond at Granny Martin Living History Museum
    A1 Diamond at Granny Martin Living History Museum in Descano, California, with FM Jack of All Trades. Photo by Dede Wilson.
    Dede Wilson
  • Teeter totter
    Jerry Ingram and Jim with J.D. 'D' on teeter totter. Photo by Wilson.

  • Business end of the hay baler
  • Al Diamond at Granny Martin Living History Museum
  • Teeter totter

24019 Japatul Road Alpine, California 91901

Branch 22 of EDGE&TA held a very successful first annual 'Spring Tractor Rodeo &. Engine Show' Saturday, April 23, 1994, at Mike Martin's Museum in Descanso, California.

Over 25 tractors and 40 or so engines, as well as several other types of bygone era displays were demonstrated. These included, just to mention a few (and I don't mean to hurt anyone's feelings by not mentioning their display there were so many great displays!): Hand and gas engine washing machines, a gas engine cross cut saw, hand crank and treadle sewing machines, water pump, windmills, lanterns, lock and key collection, old hand tools and match books. We'll need more room next year.

The tractor competition included a slow race, pulling contests, and an obstacle course which had a balance board and a soft touch chute. We also had hay baling demonstrations. Competitors and exhibitors came from as far away as Colorado, Montana, Oregon, Arizona and of course the San Diego area.

Winners of the tractor games had the pleasure of receiving their ribbons from Bonnie Martin, 3 year old daughter of Sandy and Jim Martin.

Pit barbecue pig was served with beans and coleslaw. Hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn and peanuts were also available. The ladies had a bake sale.


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