Northern Indiana Power from the Past 1993 Show

| March/April 1994

  • Feature Tractor
    Feature tractor 'Avery' on display in Winamac.
  • Monitor Engine
    Monitor engine at the 1993 Power from the Past show.

  • Feature Tractor
  • Monitor Engine

Submitted by Clyde Berkshire Royal Centre, Indiana 46978

Lots of shade, a sleepy river, comfortable weather, friendly people, good food, entertainment. Yes, all these things could be found at Winamac, Indiana, July 15-18, 1993. That's where the Northern Indiana Power from the Past hosted their 16th annual show.

Featured at the show were Avery Tru-Draft tractors and equipment, and also Monitor engines. The Avery people came from near and far, exhibiting 35 tractors and pieces of equipment, thanks to John Vialard and Darrell Brubaker. Fans of Monitor arrived, (from Indiana to Missouri), and proudly showed 28 engines. Additionally, there were about 150 other tractors, 450 engines, four steam engines, and four scale-model steam engines.

Throughout each of the four days, there were many working demonstrations, giving everyone a first-hand glance at power from days gone by. Besides a sawmill and threshing machine, there was a blacksmith, baler, shingle mill, flour mill, planer, Baker fan, and corn shredder.

Several workhorses took up residence at the show, pulling wagons and giving everyone an easy and relaxing way to view the scenic perimeter of the grounds. The annual Saturday evening horse-pull featured 16 teams of horses, and was a real crowd pleaser.

As always, music played an important part in the show, such as: fiddling and other stringed instrumental music, country, bluegrass, and gospel. Other highlights of the show were: the children's games, kiddie tractor pull, flea market of 130 booths, horseshoe pitching, cross-cut contests, quilt show and quilt-making demonstrations, wheat weaving, square dancing, and a scale model steam train.