Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association, Inc.


| May/June 1994



247 Russett Drive N Keizer, Oregon 97303

Several years ago we published a history book about the Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association, Inc. Quite a few people have asked what our organization is all about, where are we located and how many members do we have.

From time to time we put forth this information for those who are interested in the hobby and might not know about us.

In December 1956, Mr. Dale M. Perrill of Rochester, Michigan, and John M. Achey, Dresser, Wisconsin, sent out postcards inquiring whether people were interested in starting the organization. They received a reply from five people. On the strength of those reply cards Mr. Perrill sent out a letter requesting that these people pass this letter on to five other people. Then Mr. Perrill sent out a form of ballot on which he asked for a vote on such matters as a suitable name, election of officers and other matters pertaining thereto.

The first officers were Mr. John Achey, president; Wendell Fertig, Larned, Kansas, vice-president; Alden R. Moural, Milton, Iowa, secretary; Dale M. Perrill, treasurer.

The name of the organization was the 'Middle States Early Day Gas and Tractor Association.' This was changed in 1957 to the Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association, so as to not make any reference to any specific location or territory.