Stonewall Antique Power Association

| April/May 1994

  • William on his 1953 77 Oliver Row Crop
    William 'Bill' Hagar of Monroe, VA on his 1953 77 Oliver Row Crop.
  • 1920 Galloway 21/2HP engine
    A 1920 Galloway 21/2HP engine owned by Brad Gooden of Turnersburg, NC.

  • William on his 1953 77 Oliver Row Crop
  • 1920 Galloway 21/2HP engine

Rt.3,Box l74-C Lynchburg, Virginia 24504

On the morning of May 22,1993, the sun rose over the lakes, farms, and fields of Stonewall, Virginia, with a little something extra in the air.

A big pot of Brunswick stew and hot coffee had everyone's attention. Then a gasoline engine hit, a tractor started, and it was SHOW TIME!

With one show under our belt, and 98 members, we were ready to go again. The Stonewall Antique Power Show and Swap Meet began with prayer offered by Monroe Dyess of the Oakville Ruritan Club. Our vice president, Ernest Campbell, then introduced all of the club officers and delivered a welcome to everyone attending the show. Our House of Delegates member, Wat-kins M. Abbitt, Jr., delivered a brief speech and welcome.

Everything fell into place from the get go. We had 99 exhibitors, coming from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Florida, with such exhibits as gas engines, tractors, antique cars and trucks, horses and horse drawn equipment, a Bateau from the James River Bateau Festival, corn shellers, and washing machines. We offered a 'Parade of Power' twice daily. We had food vendors offering everything from the 'World Famous Moore's Hot Dogs,' to Brunswick stew, funnel cakes, Philippine delight, baked goods, pinto beans, pork skins, and more.

We were entertained by four different bands from our area made up of some fine talented individuals. We had flea market vendors and crafters with everything from belts and hats to engine parts and so much more.


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