How Your Hobby Started

Chapter XXIX

| November/December 1973

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Two events that are of particular interest to antique engine miscellany were held in the Pacific Northwest in August. The 'Puget Sound Live Steamers' held their annual steam-up at the Puget Sound port of La Conner, Washington.

This community is reminiscent of the coastal towns along the New England coast, with its attraction for tourists to visit the antique shops and learn of the activities of the artists and writers in the vicinity.

Pugest Sound Live Steamers has an assortment of steam and gasoline engine enthusiasts who enjoy building their own steam boats, live steam locomotives, model steam and gasoline engines, traction engines and with a good show of restored putt-putt gas engines on display to break the monotony of the swish-swish operation of the little steam rigs.

This was a two day event with the Swinomish Tribal Council salmon barbecue as a highlight of the reunion, gastronomically speaking, which was climaxed by a barn dance.

The other big event was held at Brooks, Oregon which is about eight miles North of Salem. This is the 'Great Oregon Steam-Up' and the safety valve to relieve the buildup of the spirited 'Steam Fiends' and gasoline engine buffs from Washington to California. From reports, this was a bigger and better show than ever seen in these states.


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