| January/February 1974

Rt. 1 Box 305A Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

It was a clear, warm Saturday afternoon on October 27, 1973, when members of the Texas Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association, Branch number 8 of the E.D.G.E.T.A. met in my back yard in Fredericksburg, Texas.

We cranked engines, ran steam engines, pumped water, ran a 'Krueger Fan', visited and took pictures.

There were seven gasoline engines, a unique air compressor, two small stationary steam engines, a gasoline engine pump jack, an old garden tractor, a model A John Deere, a Cletrac tractor, a toy steam engine with a generator, and Ted Krueger's fan.

During the afternoon my wife, Jane, and Doris Pressler took the ladies on a tour of the historical sites of Fredericksburg. Eleven members and their guests were present along with a number of children. Elwood Ware presented each family with a sack of stone ground corn meal.

They are from left to right standing, Ted Krueger, San Antonio; Duncan Seawright, Meridian, Sec.-Treas.; Bradley and Reagean Ware, Killeen; Louis Miller, Georgetown, Wilbur Pressler, Fredericksubr; Mr. Harrell, San Antonio; Elwood Ware, Killeen; Bill Dittemore, Fredericksburg; Jimmie and Murl Sylvester, Meridian. Kneeling next to engine, Dale Munday, President, Temple; E. E. Huber, Houston; and Hal Hoch, Leon Springs. Last but not least, Bill Dittemore's 5 HP Fuller and Johnson Type N Engine.