494 Twp. Road 232 Sullivan, Ohio 44880
Saturday and Sunday, July 8, 9, 1995 the Ashland County
Yesteryear Machinery Club of Ashland County, Ohio, was blessed with
the best weekend of the summer. The weather was sunny and cool, so
a large crowd attended both days at the Ashland County-West Holmes
Career Center on State Route 60, south of Ashland.
About 100 tractors, 125 gas engines and 50 garden tractors were
displayed. Wheat was threshed with John McNaull’s F-30 Farmall,
and a 22-inch McCormick Deering thresher. The straw was baled with
an Ohio baler owned by Bob Wiley. A very rare navy bean thresher
was shown, and the owner said it was purchased in Michigan as most
of the beans were grown there. A band saw was sawing lumber, and
the slabs were buzzed-up on an old buzz saw. A very old Wooster
separator, made in nearby Wooster, Ohio was displayed. Maple syrup
was made the old fashioned way, and corncob-jelly making was
demonstrated. Live music was played most of both days by local
musicians, some of whom were club members. A machinery parade was
run both days from the show grounds to the Hart-land Home of
Ashland County and back again.
A nice church service was held on Sunday morning. Good food was
avail able on the grounds so everyone was well fed.
The club wishes to thank everyone who exhibited: our sponsors,
food vendors, crafts folks, flea market vendors, and spectators who
made the 1995 show a success.
On Saturday, April 27, 1996, a Swap Meet will be held from 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Career Center. Food will be available on
Saturday and Sunday July 13, 14, 1996, will be our fifth annual
show. Plan to attend both events. For information, call
Dave Booth, (419) 289-0456.