Buffalos And Old Iron

By Staff
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Some of the engines poised and ready to run.
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Maytag engine note the teepees in the background.

1108 Emery Lane Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130

Engine collectors from all across Indiana and Kentucky gathered
May 7, 8, and 9, 1992 for the rebirth of the Buffalo Festival in
Needmore, Indiana.

Once again Art and Jane Stewart were the hosts, and the scenic
Need-more Buffalo Ranch came alive with power from the past,
complete with cowboys and Indians.

Spectators viewed the gas engines and tractors, then gathered in
the Stewarts’ quaint and picturesque ranch restaurant for a
tasty meal of buffalo cheeseburgers and buffalo chili.

Cowboys rounded up several bank robbers (just for fun!), and, to
the delight of the crowd, carried the culprits off to jail.

The sharp bark from the exhaust of Pete Kubula’s
(Louisville, Ky.) big Reid and the smooth sound from Ron
Frauel’s (Corydon, In.) Bessemer thrilled the crowd the entire

The Indian teepees dotted the beautiful rolling hills of the
Stewarts’ ranch. The buffalo herds and the crystal clear creeks
were a welcome sight to all the visitors.

Bigger and better things are being planned for future

Keep this annual gathering in mind when making plans for next
summer. The beautiful scenery, the buffalo herds, and the old iron
make for a very pleasant weekend!

Buffalo power vs. horsepower. I suppose this ended in a dead
heat. The big question: how to calculate buffalo power? The buffalo
seem undaunted by Ron Frauel’s Bessemer.

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