REUNION REPORTS

THE BRIDGEWATER VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY SHOW


| March/April 1973



3 HP Monitor horizontal engine

Courtesy of Edwin Martilla, Frederick, South Dakota 57441.

Edwin Martilla

Route 1, Box 136, Bridgewater, Virginia 22812.

On July 13, 14, 15, 1972, our Third Annual Lawn Party, Steam and Gas Meet, Antique Car Show and two parades down Main Street of the town was held.

Steam traction engines exhibited: 50 HP E. B. Peerless owned by W. F. (Bill) Harper, Timberville, Virginia; 16 HP Peerless built 1906 owned by Paul Wicheal, Bridgewater, Virginia; 9 x 10 Frick built 1921 owned by Don and Rudolph Evers, Bridgewater; 50 HP E. B. Peerless built 1918 owned by Martin L. Good, Jr., Mt. Sidney, Va; 16 HP Peerless owned by Gilbert Purdam, Stanley, Va; 8? x 10 Frick built 1914 owned by Ralph Rhodes, Bridgewater; Mr. Sam Osborne, New Oxford, Pennsylvania exhibited a nice Russell traction engine.

Within the last year two portables were restored and exhibited at our show. An 18 HP Case owned by Steve Shirkey, Bridgewater; a Peerless 'G' owned by Stanley Evers, Dayton, Va; 8? x 10 Frick built 1920 owned by Harlan Singer, Mt. Salon, Va.

We had operating a 26 ton Erie Steam Shovel. It will remain at the show grounds and be operated at each show.

Eleven farm tractors were exhibited including 2 Oil Pulls, 4 McCormick Deerings, 3 Farmalls, 1 Hart Parr and 1 John Deere.