Stumptown Threshers Association, Inc. 1992 Show


| August/September 1993



Sec .P.O. Box 382 St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950

Smoke billowed from the stacks of nine steam engines as the sun rose from behind the hills. It appeared the 1992 Stumptown Steam Threshers 30th annual Show and Reunion was preparing to get underway. By 8:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 12, a line of vehicles transporting gas engines, tractors, and other equipment was trailing through the gate. The parking lot was beginning to fill with cars. The flea market vendors were preparing their items for sale.

At 9:30 A.M. the show officially opened. Many single cylinder gas engines could be heard popping and putting. Henry Shores kept Doc Saffell's corn shelter and Fred Rogers' burr mill in motion as corn meal was ground and bagged with the help of Harmon Harris. Throughout the morning many traction engines, gas tractors, and lawn tractors could be seen riding around the grounds as spectators steadily flowed through the gate.

At 12 noon the officers and directors gathered on the stage to dedicate the noon whistle blow to William Flowers, in honor of his retirement from 18 years of dedicated service as club secretary.

Vivian Culler was crowned Queen and Glenn Kroft was named Thresher-man of the Year.

Bill Applegarth won the slow tractor race on William Flowers' John Deere L. John McDowell showed the crowd his skills as he maneuvered his Baker to win the block race.