| September/October 1968

Peanut wagon engine

Courtesy of F. L. Williams, 6694 Norcliff Drive, Sebastopol, California 95472

F. L. Williams

Portland, Ind. 47371

PORTLAND, IND.-The great Tri-State Gas Engine and Tractor Association display of farming machinery used in agriculture at the turn of the present century, promises to be the outstanding display of antique tractors and engines in the United States. It will be held at the shady and attractive Jay County fairgrounds in this city Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 23, 24 and 25 1968.

A greatly enlarged display is assured this year as there are approximately 40 tractors and steam engines expected and more than 200 gas engines. The show here in 1967 brought forth 18 tractors and engines and less than 150 gas engines. These antiques will be on display all three days. In addition, there will be more than 20 antique cars and 20 antique buggies hitched to horses the afternoon of Sunday August 25. Saturday evening, eighty garden tractors will be entered in a tractor pull.

Other outstanding displays include a showing of 500 antique watches owned by 0. 11. (Doc) Schwanderman, RR 3 Fort Recovery, 0.; two complete collections of Indian relics; a large antique show and flea market Saturday and Sunday; horse-power cane mill in operation all three days; steam threshing Friday afternoon and plenty of old-time entertainment.

The program for the three days and nights is as follows:

Friday August 23--parade of Old-time tractors. 4:00 p.m. old-time threshing demonstration. 7:30 p.m.--Harry Martin and his Old Fashioned Quartet from WFBM-TV, Channel 6 at Indianapolis. 8:30 p.m.-Western style square dance with Carl Geals, as caller.