Midwest Old Threshers 42nd Reunion


| April/May 1992



The gas engine area at the Reunion had a record breaking 928 engines

The gas engine area at the Reunion had a record breaking 928 engines on display providing visitors with a first hand example of how gas engines were used as power sources both on the farm and in small businesses.

Midwest Old Threshers Threshers Road, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa 52641, Photos by Jim Adams.

The 1991 Old Threshers Reunion was among the biggest events in the history of the Association, recording the second highest attendance figures of the past decade.

Rains which fell during the event, failed to dampen the spirit of those attending or cancel scheduled events. It was the first reunion for several years to have all five Cavalcades of Power, along with both tractor pulls and the horse pull.

Tanya Tucker, scheduled to perform on Sunday evening, was forced to cancel her appearance in Mt. Pleasant for health related reasons. The Don Romeo Agency from Omaha, Nebraska found . replacement acts for Tucker and provided excellent shows for the reunion visitors.

'By-and-large the 1991 Old Threshers Reunion was one of the smoothest events ever held,' said Lennis Moore, the organization's administrator. 'The Board of Directors did an excellent job of planning for this event and every one of them had their responsibilities well coordinated. In addition, our volunteers turned out in force to complete every task efficiently and with great expertise.'

The Case Expo also had a very positive impact on the 1991 Old Threshers Reunion. Held in conjunction with the Reunion, the Expo was the fifth annual meeting of the International J. I. Case Heritage Foundation. The Expo was placed east of the tractor area in a large tent with a backdrop of over 60 flags representing the fifty states, twelve Canadian provinces, and five foreign countries. The area was always filled with people and there were excellent exhibits of steam engines, tractors, Case cars, and related memorabilia.