The 22nd Annual Freeland Valley Antique Power Show Well Attended

| April/May 1994

  • Double tree tractor pull
    Keith and Wade Herron in the double tree tractor pull.

  • Double tree tractor pull

Sent to us by Harold R. Pollock 58825 Claysville Rd. Cambridge, Ohio 43725

The second annual Freeland Valley Antique Power Show was held on the Delmar Warne showfield, five miles east of Chandlersville, Ohio, on July 31 and August 1.

More people than ever came to view the many antique farm tractors and machinery and to watch demonstrations and contests and the tractor pulls.

The weather cooperated nicely and it remained fair with low humidity. There was plenty of eats as the Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department had a food and pop trailer and they sold a lot of food. The Cumberland Valley 4-H Club members and their parents made oodles of lemon-shakes and 148 gallons of homemade ice cream which quickly sold out. And this year the yellow jackets didn't bother them. They had a scare once when a bumblebee stung a girl. Finally some brave man was able to get rid of it.

It was a thrill to watch Paul Brosie's 16,615 1b. Russell 16 HP steam tractor charge the track at full steam ahead as it pulled the sled. It must have been very reminiscent to an O.R.&. W. steam locomotive charging up Freeland grade toward the tunnel.

There were two blacksmith forges in fire. George Richey and Jerry Pollock made soup ladles and pieces of chain. Carl Wickham and his two sons operated the other forge. Pete Snellman made homemade brooms and had them on display and for sale. Jim and Mary Ramsey had a lot of homemade crafts and baskets, as did Ileen George. Melvin and Ruth Cubbison had crafts and flea market items for sale. Holly Baughman had her homemade items on display, and she also painted designs on