Forks of the Wabash

By Staff
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This is Homer Adams writing to let everyone know we have a club
here in good ole Huntington, Indiana. We organized our club June
30, 1981 with 21 members on the first night. We had our show
September 26, 1981 in conjunction with Forks of the Wabash Pioneer
Festival Days. By the way, the name of our club is ‘Forks of
the Wabash Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Club.’

We have our membership up to 66 members now. At our show we
displayed 129 gas engines, 25 tractors, 24 antique cars and trucks,
one antique motorcycle with sidecar and two gas engine-driven buzz
saws.

We are in the process of getting our charter set up and we sure
need some help. We don’t have all that much money but somehow
it will be done. We would like to keep the shows free to the
public. We feel at this time that the public needs us and we have
so much to offer.

On January 13, at our regular meeting, we made one of our
members a life-time member. We gave him a plaque, billfold card and
had cake and ice cream.

Mr. Charles Shelly will be 93 years old. He still gets around
fairly well and is a joy to behold. In his younger days, he had a
threshing rig and ran a saw mill. He also did hay baling. He ran
his own garage in Monument City, Indiana for some thirty years.

He says the steam engine is still his favorite and he has
pictures in his house on the walls proving that, too.

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