Spoon River Antique Agricultural Association


| October/November 1990


R#l, Box 40 North Henderson, Illinois 61466.

Each year on the first two weekends in October, as one stop of the Knox County Scenic Drive, the Spoon River Antique Agricultural Association holds its annual show in Knoxville, Illinois. Antique tractors and machinery, steam and gas engines are on display. Throughout the day, demonstrations of a threshing machine and a sawmill are powered by steam engines and tractors. The gas engines are hard at work grinding corn meal and wheat flour and other demonstrations. A two-man crosscut saw is used for one of the contests to see who can saw the log the quickest. Other games include the slow race, the water pitcher race, and the coverall race. Men, women and children all get involved in these games and activities.

Inside the big tent the women are busy at the old-fashioned cookstove. They bake pies, rolls, cookies and bread, all available for sampling with fresh-churned butter.

Club members look forward to showing off their antiques and hope to see you there this fall during the first two weekends in October.






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