Harvester Dreamland

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P.O. Box 237 Royal Center, Indiana 46978 Written by Mary Kaye
Shutt 339 Little Blue Road Georgetown, Pennsylvania 15043

The 5th annual National & Worldwide ‘International
Harvester Collectors’ Red Power Round-Up, which was hosted by
the Beaver Valley Antique Equipment &. Crafts Association,
Inc., in Hookstown, Pennsylvania, on September 15, 16, 17, &
18, 1994, is now history. The ‘Harvester Dreamland’ was
held in conjunction with the 11th annual show of the Beaver Valley
Antique Equipment & Crafts Association, Inc. The weather was
good until after noon on Saturday, when the skies opened and dumped
two inches of rain in about three hours. However, on Sunday it
cleared and dried up and was a beautiful final day.

There were exhibitors and vendors from Nebraska to Massachusetts
to Florida to Canada. The equipment exhibited was: tractors 303;
engines 44, implements 25, vehicles 23; miscellaneous items 43.
Also displayed were IHC exhibits of original owners manuals,
refrigerator, memorabilia, toys, hats, uniforms, signs, cookie
cutters, pedal tractors and various other items. The display of
‘RED’ equipment was very impressive. A number of very
unusual models were available for viewing by the spectators.
Approximately 6,000 people came through the gates. They came from
California, Florida, Vermont, Ontario, Quebec, as well as England,
and an exchange student from Brazil.

Saturday morning the IHC-only parade was held. It was a
beautiful sight for the full grandstand of spectators to enjoy. The
parade ended with Andrew Bolan of Berkshire, England, driving a
Model B-414 IHC tractor owned by Myron Elliott of Hookstown,
Pennsylvania. This tractor was manufactured in Yorkshire, England,
by IHC. The plant is still in operation.

The National International Harvester Collectors Association
operated a table for information in the IH Arena, and they signed
up several new members. There were also several chapters set up
with displays to promote their chapters. Preceding the start of the
annual membership meeting, Roger Javens, Beaver County,
Pennsylvania, supervisor, presented a proclamation to Mike
Androvich, National IHC president, and Jim Shutt, president of
Western Pennsylvania Chapter of IHC. The proclamation declared the
week, September 12 through 18, 1994, as RED POWER WEEK in Beaver
County, Pennsylvania. During the annual meeting of IHC, three new
chapters were recognized. They were: Minnesota, Western
Pennsylvania and Central Pennsylvania. This brings to 17 the number
of chapters of the IHC Club. The Western Pennsylvania chapter was
formed as a result of having the 5th annual Red Power Round-Up. The
Central Hawkeye Gas Engine and Tractor Association, Inc., and the
Iowa Chapter of IHC manned a booth giving out information on the
6th annual Red Power Round-Up to be held near Waukee, Iowa, July
21-23, 1995. The Beaver Valley Antique Equipment and Crafts
Association, Inc., had the U.S. Postal Service, Hookstown,
Pennsylvania, Station on the premises. There were picture postcards
of IH equipment for sale, then the post office would cancel the
cards with the custom postmark. They had designed their own
postmark. They still have some belt buckles available, and they are
still accepting orders for their video.

The food served during the 5th annual Red Power Round-Up and the
11th annual show of the Beaver Valley Antique Equipment and Crafts
Association, Inc., was all prepared by local organizations. The
Beaver County 4-H Stockmans Club had a food stand in one area of
the IH arena. Ruthie’s Kitchen was an outside stand operated by
the Hookstown Grange #1980, known for their large orders of curly
fries. The Hookstown Fire Department served a breakfast buffet at
the fire hall, across the road from the show grounds. No one left
there hungry! The dinner committee of the Hookstown Grange #1980,
besides serving sandwiches for lunch, had complete meals for dinner
in the dining room. The Grange sold 334 homemade from scratch pies,
which is over 2,000 pieces! Boy, they sure were good!

A big THANK YOU is extended by the Beaver Valley Antique
Equipment and Crafts Association, Inc., to all exhibitors, vendors,
campers, and spectators who participated in any way, shape, or
form.

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