| March/April 1988

By the time you read this your 1988 Steam & Gas Show Directory should be in the mails or on the way to our post office. The book is bigger and more comprehensive than ever, with 104 pages. If you have not ordered, why not do it today? We want you to be fully informed.

This promises to be the busiest season ever for readers and their organizations. We don't think our subscribers or their show visitors were too disturbed by what happened in the stock market last fall. We wish every one of you happy shows with record attendance and financial support.

We looked back to Vol. 1, No. 1 of GEM, to see who was in the news and what was going on in 1966. The cover featured a 6 HP Springfield Type A #3086, which had been owned by the Folk family of Berks County, Pennsylvania, and was sold to Howard Geisinger for the Kempton Farm Museum. A pair of photos showed Alan New, 11, and brother Jimmy, 6, of Pendleton, Indiana, with engines; last we heard, they were still collecting. The center spread showed a tractor powering oats threshing near Cloquet, Minnesota, courtesy of Clarence M. Reed, of Akron, Ohio.

Would you like some reminiscent articles on what was shown in GEM in the early issues? We have the bound copies and will oblige if you wish. Someone suggested a reprint of Vol. 1, No. 1. What do you say?

We are looking toward a new edition of the Farm Museum Directory but have not yet sent out any forms. As with the first, we would offer a free listing for each museum, and would sell ads.

If you send us copies of your publications-newsletters or show books-we'll try to do a roundup article or series.


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