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54th American Thresherman Association Show • August 2013

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American Thresherman Association

Steam, Gas & Threshing Show Pinckneyville, IL

August 14th-18th 2013


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Index

On the Cover..........................Page 4 Schedule of Events..................Page 5 Welcome to the ATA...............Page 6 ATA: 54 Year..........................Page 8 Minneapolis-Moline: The Little “Mini-Mo’s” ..........Page 12 MM: A Brief History............Page 15 Carlyle FFA Restores MM....Page 16 The Early Days of MM.......Page 18 New Road in Town................Page 19 MM Collector Club.............Page 20 In Remembrance: Bob Kellerman........Page 21 Sawmill.................................Page 22 Bluegrass Music..................Page 23 Getting Around...................Page 30 Blacksmithing......................Page 31 Vaneer Milling.....................Page 31 Miniature Railroad.............Page 31 Steam Traction Engine.......Page 31 Flea Market..........................Page 32 City-Wide Yard Sales..........Page 33 Sawmilling............................Page 34 Wheat Threshing..................Page 34 Sparks Fly............................Page 34 Wood Carving......................Page 34

Plowing.................................Page 35 Draft Horse Pull...................Page 35 Shingle Milling.....................Page 35 Church and Memorial Service.....................Page 37 Youth Tractor Pull...............Page 38 Pony Rides............................Page 39 Knight Hawk Donates.........Page 39 Quilt Show............................Page 40 Petting Zoo............................Page 41 Antique Car Show................Page 42 Gas Engine Hill....................Page 43 Tractor Pull...........................Page 44 Tractor Parade.....................Page 46 Joining the ATA...................Page 49 Fall Thresherman Show........................Page 50 Rope Making........................Page 52 Dave Stangle Legacy............Page 54 NTPA Hall of Fame..............Page 58 Steam Powered Brewery......Page 59 Antique Gas Engine Show.............Page 60 Thresherman Association Board Members......Page 62 Fall Thresherman Show.......Page 63

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Mark’s Repair......................Page 60 Maschoff’s..........................Page 27 Mascoutah Equipment.......Page 14 Mathis & Sons.....................Page 43 McPherson Automotive......Page 54 Minneapolis-Moline Cooresponder.............Page 61 Murphy Wall State Bank and Trust............Page 46 Nehring Gas.........................Page 18 Nobbe..................................Page 32 Northtown RV Park............Page 18 Oakdale Country Kitchen...Page 57 Parker Heating and Air......Page 29 Perry County Clerk, Josh Gross....................Page 11 Perry County Commissioner, Jim Epplin...................Page 25 Perry County Farm Bureau.........................Page 58 Perry County Marketplace................Page 15 Perry County Sheriff Keith Kellerman.........Page 15 Perry County Treasurer, Bill Taylor...................Page 20 Pinckneyville Ambulance...Page 37

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54th American Thresherman Association Show • August 2013

On The Cover Pictured on the cover is the Case 110hp steam traction engine. It is owned by the Maschhoff family of Carlyle and was built in 1911, Serial # 24956. The Maschhoff family is the fourth owner of this engine and it came to them from a farm out in Conrad, MT. They fully restored it in 2007 and it made its debut that same year at the American Thresherman's Case Expo Show! In this picture the engine is pulling a 14-bottom John Deere gang plow. Following close behind and just out of camera range is Bill Jansen's 110hp Case. A little bit of trivia about these engines is that Bill's engine was built within 3 weeks of the Maschhoff's and the serial # is just 56 numbers different. There are only 2 of these engines running in the state of Illinois and both of them are south of I-70 in Southern Illinois! Something the Thresherman Association can be very proud of. There were hundreds of these engines made but only 30-"something" are left. This picture was taken by Ryan Jansen, 28, of Teutopolis, he is the son of Roy and Becky Jansen and grandson of the late Ed Jansen. Ryan has been going to the American Thresherman show in Pinckneyville every year since he was born. This has been a Jansen family tradition for generations starting with his grandfather Ed. Ryan’s grandfather would take his children on the annual trip to Pinckneyville under “one condition,” the children had to be out of diapers. A person would understand his “one condition” with the knowledge that Ed and his wife Julie had a total of 11 children. That would be a lot of diapers! Ed had a true passion for tractors, showing others how they worked, and how they were used many years ago; he would know since he had an impressive and sometimes rare collection of antique tractors and equipment. Ed’s passion lives on in his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, many who continue to carry on the family tradition each year by making the annual trip to Pinckneyville. Eager to carry on the family tradition is Ryan Jansen, who married his high school sweetheart, Holly, in 2008. Ryan and Holly had their first child, Grady in 2011. Wanting to commemorate Grady’s first experience in the family tradition, they brought along their camera. With one-year-old Grady by his side, actually in his lap, Ryan went to the plow fields to show his son what a steam engine was and how they were used to plow fields years ago, which is when this picture was taken.


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Schedule of Events Various activities on the grounds run concurrently. Times listed indicate approximate starting only. Some activities may run at additional times.

Daily

Blacksmithing ~ Gas Engines in Operation Stationary Steam Demonstrations at North End of Grounds American & Southern Illinois Miniature Steam Railroad Large Flea Market - Under Grandstand & SW of Grandstand Veneer Milling Sawmilling 11:00 a.m. & 2:45 p.m. 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. Shingle Milling 9:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Baker Fans & Dynamometer Testing 11:45 a.m. & 3:15 p.m.

Primitive Wheat Threshing, Baling, Plowing & Potato Digging

Wheat Threshing, Baling & Plowing

By Tractor & Steam Engines West of Museum Building

By Horses & Mules West of Museum Building

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Rides Available

Wednesday, August 14 Draft Horse Pull - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 15 Opening Ceremonies with Flag Raising/ National Anthem - 9:00 a.m. Tractor Parade Through Town - 5 p.m. Antique Tractor Pull - 7:00 p.m. 1958 or Older Tractors • Weighted Classes Southern Illinois Rules

Friday, August 16 Flag Raising/National Anthem - 9:00 a.m. Bluegrass Music 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Parade of Power - Noon In front of Grandstand

ITPA Tractor Pull - 7:00 p.m.

Grandstand Admission 6,000 LB. Super Stock • 8,200 LB. Super Stock 10,000 LB. Pro Stock • 5,500 LB Antique 9,000 LB. Illinois Hot Farm • Stock Pullers Association Stock 4-Wheel Drive Street Legal Pickup No Haul-ins

1:00 p.m. - 3 :00 p.m.

Saturday, August 17 Flag Raising/National Anthem - 9:00 a.m. Horse & Mule Relays - 9:30 a.m. In front of Grandstand

Pedal Tractor Pull - 10:00 a.m.

Children 12 & Younger accompanied by a parent a tractor will be provided

Bluegrass Music 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ITPA Tractor Pull - 7:00 p.m.

Grandstand Admission 9,500 LB. Super Stock • 10,000 LB. Pro Stock 8,200 LB. Limited Pro Stock • 8,000 LB Illinois Hot Farm Stock Pullers Association • 12,000 LB Pro Farm

Sunday, August 18 National Anthem - 8:00 a.m. Church & Memorial Service Immediately after Anthem

Antique Auto Show & Swap Meet Located West of Grandstand Registration - 8:00 a.m. - Noon; Judging - Noon - 1:30 p.m. Awarding of Trophies - 2:30 p.m.


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Welcome to the 2013 American Thresherman Show Welcome to the 54th Annual Steam, Gas & Threshing Show. The American Thresherman Association is featuring Minneapolis-Moline this year. We are proud to host the Minneapolis-Moline Collectors Club. We would like to invite everyone to come out and enjoy the sights, sounds and even the smells of our show. When you come out you will see the beginning of agriculture with horse powered farming, then on through the steam era and the introduction to early gas and diesel powered farming. Our show is a “working” show with equipment in use daily that is over 100 years old. We have many activities going on from morning to evening. We are proud to say that our show is truly a family show and there is something for all ages to enjoy and see. We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has donated time, money and support, without you it would not have been possible to put on this great show. Thank you to the City of Pinckneyville, Mayor August Kellerman, and the City Commissioners for their help and support during the past year. Again, we would like to welcome you to our show. We hope you will see and learn something new while you are here and perhaps even some of you will revisit sweet memories of days gone by.

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Gas Engine Hill

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Horse-Powered Farming Horse Pull Wednesday Aug. 14 ~ 7pm

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American Thresherman Association 54 Years and Counting The City of Pinckneyville is full of traditions. The Thresherman show has been in Pinckneyville for 52 years, so needless to say, it’s one of the longest running traditions in the city. This year marks the 54th annual steam, gas and threshing show. The annual show features tractors and steam engines on display, food vendors, tractor and horse pulls, a flea market, bluegrass music and various demonstrations throughout the Perry County fairgrounds. But before looking at what all is happening at this year’s exciting threshing show, how about a look at how it all got started. The American Thresherman Association was organized in March of 1959. A group of seventeen people attended the first organizational meeting in October of that year in Brownstone, Illinois—which ultimately led to the creation of the ATA organization. During the annual meeting in 1962, one of the members commented that the association “organized three years ago this month for the purpose of furnishing some enjoyment to its members and to be the beginning of something very worthwhile.” Although it had only been around a few years—it

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American Thresherman Association 54 Years and Counting The show will literally kick-off on Wednesday evening with the horse pulls beginning at 7:00 p.m. Horse teams from Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee arrive to compete in the pulls, so arrive early to get a good seat in the stands! Lots of fast action and beautiful teams of massive horses. Thursday morning begins at 9:00 with field action working with horses and mules. There are demonstrations of many pieces of equine equipment from plowing, wheat threshing using a multi-horse drawn sweep, a “groundhog thresher” powered by a one-horse treadmill to baling using a single-horse powered baler. The afternoon is loaded with field activities utilizing steam engines and gas tractors. Plowing, threshing and baling are all demonstrated near the “Field of Dreams” area. Exhibitors are also allowed to take their equipment on a daily tractor drive in this “Field of Dreams” area from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. They have gained access to 50 additional acres for field plantings and demonstrations. This area is a pleasant walk from the main center grounds or catch a tractor pulled tram, especially if you want to go all the way back to the working fields. Guests will see the Association-owned 12-bottom John Deere Plow used in our field demonstrations. This plow was used in the world record setting 60-bottom plow hitch demonstrated in Rantoul in 2009, pulled by the three Case 110hp steam traction engines, one of which is owned by a member of our Association. A 14-bottom plow will also be pulled and is sure to be a “handful” in the Southern Illinois August ground! Gas tractors of all makes and styles abound at the show; with Illinois having been the hub of farming in the early years, a large assortment of tractors is always available for demonstration and exhibit on the grounds. “Gas Engine Hill,” as they like to call the dedicated area, plays host to many small gas engines, scale models and all the way up to the huge oil-field types of engines. Gas Engine Hill is

always packed to the edges with every make and kind! Stroll through the many displays and watch the working machines. Many exhibitors love to talk and explain their “toys,” so get in there and ask some questions! Guests will really feel the earth shake when the big Fairbanks-Morse is cranked up! The center ring show area is surrounded by RR track that our 15-gauge Crown Steam train (outfitted with a new boiler in 2005), runs every day from morning ‘til evening for the young and “not-so-young!” Climb aboard for a nostalgic ride around the grounds and tour the show! One may also tour the grounds in an authentic built stagecoach, “The Wild Bill,” which was built and is owned by one of the ATA members! The center ring area of our show is also filled with many working exhibits. There is a permanent shed to house the sawmill and it runs every day, Thursday through Sunday. It is powered by steam engines and gas tractors. Guests may have a seat on the bleachers and watch that 54” saw slice down through those logs to make beautiful lumber! Come watch members churn out some lumber in short order and make little logs out of big ones in a hurry! Secretary Deb Schrader notes, “Nothing is wasted at our show, not even the sawdust! We use this off-fall from the sawmill to cover areas of walking/ driving in case we have rain (heaven forbid!!) and the scrap pieces of the logs are used to fire steam engines and are saved for our Fall Festival show when we make outdoor applebutter in our big copper kettle!” She continues, “As it was in the “olden days,” everything is saved and used for some purpose!” Also in the center ring, adjacent to the sawmill is the shingle mill where they cut cedar logs into shingles. Next in line is the veneer mill, and is also powered by a steam engine. Huge logs are pinned into the arbor and the massive blade shaves off thin sheets of the wood! These thin sheets of wood were used to make berry and vegetable baskets long ago. The show is very

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lucky to also have two local blacksmiths set up “shop” and demonstrate their talents during the show. Baker fans and a Dynamometer are also available for exhibitors Red Tag Sale to hook up and test their tractor and steam engine horsepower. In the north and northwest areas of the center ring is where they includes Model 4025 also have the gas tractor and related equipment on display and a brand new 4WD, dedicated 40 HP area for lawn tractors and their equipment. Adjacent to the center ring area, north of the racetrack, is the brand new stationary steam shed that $ houses many stationary engines! It is a work in progress and will be partially up and running for the 2013 show, so make sure to meander over there and see per month the big engines chug! ATA also utilized this building for other activities during year and for musical entertainment of bluegrass music during the show. Packagethe includes On Thursday evening there is a parade through town with tractors and loader. equipment, featured tractors first, so get your engines warmed up and get in line! After the parade, get tickets and get a seat in the grandstand or bleachers for the antique tractor pulls that start at 7:00 p.m. It is sure to be some good pulls! GET 0%GET FOR 0% UP FOR UP On Friday night at 7:00 p.m. the ATA sponsors the Illinois Tractor Puller Association (ITPA) sanctioned pulls with several different classes sure TO 72 MONTHS TO 72 MONTHS to make the ground tremble with some of the best AA modified pulling tractors Hurry in and Hurrysave in and save in the Midwest. There is a class of Illinois Hot Farm Stock pulls also and in addition to all that we will have a class of antique tractors this year to round out on 30 Series on 30(except Series (except the night! 4530), 354530), Series 35and Series and Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. brings on the always-packed pedal tractor pull for kids up to age 12. Make sure to get there early to get a good 60 Series60tractors! Series tractors! seat. Also on Saturday morning in front of the grandstand there is a featured # #1 SELLING horse and mule relays and an obstacle course. Sit a spell in the grandstand or E WORLD’S THE WORLD’S 1 SELLING TRACTOR. TRACTOR. *Interest/payment free period is not in addition to contract term. With approved credit. Discounts may vary by model. and watch the men and women put the animals through their paces! bleachers Red Tag Red Sale Tag Sale Program restrictions may apply. See dealer for details. Saturday night again features the Illinois Hot Farm Stock and ITPA with the includes includes Model 4025 Model 4025 AA Pro-Stock who pull some of the best of the powerhouse tractors in the area. 4WD, 404WD, HP 40 HPCome watch them battle it out in front of the grandstand! On both nights of the tractor pulls, tickets are sold for a 50/50, so be sure and take a chance or 10! $ $ Last year’s IL winners took home over $1,800! 5511 State Route 150 • Steeleville, Sunday morning everyone takes time out to have a worship and per month. per Package month per month memorial service at 8:00 a.m. Please join members of the Thresherman includes loader Association in the stationary steam shed building to participate in this Package includes Package includes loader. loader. important and meaningful service. Music is provided by Brothers and Others

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American Thresherman Association 54 Years and Counting every year and is always a joy to hear and sing along! On Sunday there is also one of the best outdoor, true antique car shows and swap meets! The Egyptian Antique Auto Club sponsors it. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and there are 21 classes. This year the show is featuring Hudson. Judging takes place at 1:00 p.m. There is a parade held in front of the grandstand and trophies are awarded at 3:00 p.m. Along with these special events, there will also be daily attractions and demonstrations. Some attractions include: steam and tractor powered plowing, wheat threshing, animal teams, wood veneering, saw and shingle milling, blacksmithing, prony braking, baker fans, miniature model displays, various tractor activities, a large flea market, and stationary gas and steam engines. There is something going on all the time during our show! Lots of good food, big, old shade trees and plenty of Southern Illinois hospitality! There is a large flea market that is always growing, and many vendors under the grandstand, so make sure to take some time to browse the many antiques and items up for sale. Parking is free as always, and the grounds admission is $7 and children under 12 are free. A little bit of history to be shared of the last 10 years...And on into the future! 2003: Massey-Harris 2004: Oliver Hart-Parr. On display was the Hart-Parr #3 and IH-C turbine tractor (both tractors were in the Smithsonian and on loan to us). Much fanfare with a tractor caravan from Sigel to Pinckneyville to bring these tractors to town! 2005: Minneapolis-Moline 2006: John Deere. Walter Keller’s GP Wide Tread Experimental on display. Another tractor caravan from Sigel!

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2007: International JI Case Heritage Foundation Show. Helen Case Brigham, granddaughter of JI Case was in attendance! This group is returning in 2015. We registered over 800 tractors, 200 gas engines and 18 steam engines, one team of mules, 6 teams of horses and one stagecoach! Our paid attendance was over 7,000 over 4 days of 100+ degree temperatures! (IT IS August remember!). 2008: National Sears-Graham Bradley Collectors was the host club, AllisChalmers and Rumely also featured. 2009: 50th Anniversary of the American Thresherman Association. Featured: International Harvester. We planned a special exhibit of at least fifty 560’s to celebrate the 50th year of the 560 and exceeded our goal by getting 87 tractors on the grounds! 10,000 paid admissions over the 4 days, over 1,000 tractors and implements registered. 2010: Massey-Harris, Ferguson and Wallis featured, with Massey Collectors of Illinois and the Massey Exposition of North America held here. 2011: Oliver Hart-Parr featured and hosted by the Hartland Oliver Collectors. 2012: John Deere featured and hosted by the Southern Illinois Green Iron Club. Ninety-one John Deere B’s on exhibit and over 310 John Deere tractors. Over 1,000 tractors and equipment on the grounds. Record setting paid attendance this year! 2013: Minneapolis-Moline. Hosted by the Minneapolis-Moline Collectors Club. 2014: Ford and the Illinois Chapter of Ford and Fordson Collectors and Custom Collectors. Possibly the Vintage Ford Trucks. 2015: Case and the Case Heritage Eagle Collectors 2016: National Rumely Collectors and Allis-Chalmers 2017: IHC and “50 years of Tractor Pulling at the ATA with ITPA”

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Minneapolis-Moline: The Little “Mini-Mo’s” In 1929 the Minneapolis Steel and Machinery, the Minneapolis Threshing Machine Company and the Moline Plow Company merged together forming Minneapolis-Moline. Both the steel and threshing companies had a good head start on the tractor industry and the merge allowed them to all hit the ground running as the farm tractor industry was booming. Farmall and John Deere were thriving with their row crop tractors and Minneapolis-Moline knew that they had to keep up and compete with the John Deere’s GP and Farmall’s bigger tractors. The first Minneapolis-Moline tractor rolled out of production as the Minneapolis Model KT. This was an innovative row crop tractor that was designed to straddle one row and able to cultivate three. As farmers were expanding, Minneapolis-Moline stepped up with the model MT, identical to the KT mechanically but with a tricycle-front end, which allowed the tractor to straddle two rows and cultivate four. Minneapolis-Moline had nothing to compete with smaller tractors such as the popular Farmall F-20 or the John Deere A, so again in 1934 Minneapolis-Moline again introduced a new tractor the JT. This was another row crop tractor but much smaller than the MT with a 196ci four-cylinder engine producing 14hp at the drawbar and 22 at the belt. The JT also came in standard tread and orchard styles and had a five-speed transmission allowing this little tractor to catch some speed going up to 18mph, which became a Minneapolis-Moline signature, speed. These models were soon updated and the JT became the Z. This was a smaller 185ci engine but had more power with

horizontally mounted valves controlled by long rocker arms to make clearance adjustments as easy as possible. The little Z also acquired a new look with a sleek streamlined styling and the Twin City grey was replaced by Minneapolis-Moline’s most famous signature the Prairie Gold color. In 1938 the model U series came along, the UTU was the largest row-crop tractor available on the market coming full of options for the farmer and another innovation for the tractor industry coming available to run on gasoline, kerosene or distillate. Soon Minneapolis-Moline would introduce additional fuel options such as diesel and LP. If the U series was remembered for anything it was the model UDLX, which held up to the Minneapolis-Moline’s branding as “the world’s finest”. The UDLX was equipped with a steel cab, heater, radio, full instrumentation, windshield wipers and even a passenger seat. With the Minneapolis-Moline’s known speed the UDLX could reach speeds of 40mph. This lavish tractor could double as a private car and the lavish price came at a whopping $2,150, which can explain why only 150 of these models were sold. The late 1930’s prompted a demand for tractors more suited for the American farmers so Minneapolis-Moline introduces the model GT series. This was the same engine that had started in the 21/32 and was now 403ci and 36hp. In 1942 it was upgraded into the GTA and ran into the 1950’s as an LP fuels GTC and diesel GTB-D. At this time from the opposite end of the spectrum smaller models such as the R was introduced with a full range of options

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The Little Mini-Mo’s such as standard tread, industrial and row crop as well as an option for a steel cab on any of these models. With hard times following the war Minneapolis-Moline once again appealed to farmers with the new 1950 model V and BF. These tractors popularized in the south being small and lightweight but not lacking power, for vegetable and tobacco farmers. Unfortunately these models didn’t last long and in 1955 Minneapolis-Moline unveiled the 335. The 335 tractor was a low-profile, row crop tractor that was more popularly known with the new dual-range Ampli-Torc transmission which allowed the five speed transmission to Minneapolis-Moline into ten speeds with high and low ranges in each of the five gears. Again Minneapolis-Moline introduced new models and the 335 became the Jet Star, 445 the 4-Star and the 5-Star was now the M5. Later the Jet Star and 4-Star would become the Jet Star 3. While all of the company’s innovations sought new names none of the models were seriously updated. These were just few of the pioneering small tractors of their time that Minneapolis-Moline had out on the market. They seemed to be looking towards the future at larger more innovative tractors and four-wheel drive tractors, as these were the last of the small line of Minneapolis-Moline’s built. Looking back today the company can more notably be remembered for their innovative small line of tractors like the U and Jet Star series. With the innovations that Minneapolis-Moline made throughout the 1920’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s Minneapolis-Moline surely helped to pave the way for the industry of farm tractors today.

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Minneapolis-Moline: A Brief History By Cheryl DeLap The Prairie Gold Rush Magazine The Minneapolis-Moline Power Implement Company was the result of a merger of three agricultural companies; Moline Plow Company (est., 1852), Minneapolis Threshing Company (est., 1887) and Minneapolis Steel and Machinery Company (est., 1902). The new Minneapolis Moline Co. was now equipped to survive current economical hardships as a full line supplier with an impressive list of tillage tools, corn shellers, threshing machines and reliable tractors for small farms to heavy road construction.
 Starting in 1910, Minneapolis Steel & Machinery Co. produced a heavyweight line of road builders and prairie sod breakers known as Twin City tractors. By 1920 Twin City offered tractors as small as 12-20 and as large as 60-90, a fourteen ton six cylinder. After the 1929 merger, Minneapolis-Moline was very successful with the Twin City 17-28, 21-32, KT, MT and 27-44. Minneapolis-Moline would evolve several Twin City tractors into their own models and continue designing innovative new models for the next thirty years. Minneapolis-Moline acquired the B.F. Avery farm equipment line in 1951. With a line of smaller tractors and Southeastern dealer

networks, the Avery products matched the needs of the small southern farms. The Minneapolis-Moline’s modern tractor line was so well executed that many of these machines are still working on farms today, all over the world. The White Motor Company purchased the MinneapolisMoline Company in 1963. MM continued to manufacture reliable high horsepower tractors to keep pace as the size of farms increased. Thus the advertising logo, “Built for those who Farm Big!” In 1971 White replaced the Minneapolis-Moline low and medium horsepower models with Oliver tractors trimmed out in MM colors and model numbers. In an effort to efficiently organize all the tractor lines White owned, last use of the proud MM badge was retired in 1974. The White tractor line was sold to AGCO in 1991 and eventually, the White name completely disappeared. Minneapolis-Moline made the following contributions to the agricultural equipment industry: - First fully equipped factory installed cabs (UDLX)
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The Early Days of Minneapolis- Moline: The “Twin City” Tractors The beautiful prairie gold was not the only color that Minneapolis-Moline was known as. The company in fact started out not as Minneapolis-Moline at all but far before as three companies merged and started to manufacture threshing machines most well known as stream traction engines. Who knew that a blend of these green and yellow cabbed, grey and red engines would one day mix together to develop the signature rich prairie gold that “MM” became known for. Minneapolis Steel was well acquainted with the tractor industry as it had been previously building under the Case and Bull license. Deciding to break away from Case and Bull they began to manufacture steam traction engines under the name Twin City. This was fitting since both of the company’s plants were in Minneapolis itself and St. Paul. These engines were smaller but dominated the wheat belt as they competed with much larger steam traction engines. One early Twin City was powered by an engine of 1,486ci and produced 40hp at the drawbar and 65hp at the belt. This large engine was soon surpassed by the 60/90model, which housed a 2,230ci engine pulling 90hp at the belt and weighing approximately 28,000lbs. The company made smaller engines but these two were the bread and butter of Twin City’s steam engines models. In 1917 Minneapolis steel took a step that revolutionized the appearance of tractors, as we know them today. The new Twin City 16/30 model stood 4-feet tall with the engine completely enclosed by sheet metal and the driver was seated low behind a long hood. This was unseen as most formats up to this time were tall and rather bulky. Though this engine was not a popular seller again two years later Minneapolis Steel launched another line of engines that were built in the same format found an engine that took them through the 1920’s and early 30’s. The smaller 12/20 model used the fully enclosed transmission and engine to construct the frame, making it somewhat lightweight but lacking no power. This model also had four valves per cylinder and pressurized lubrication, which was a first in its time. It later became updated as the model 17/28 and over 3,000 of these were sold in the first year. Along to the line was added a larger model 20/35 which was upgraded as the model 27/44. Now that they had a small and large engine they filled the gap with a mid-sized 21/32 model, which became the last independently designed tractor of the Minneapolis Steel Company. 1929 brought changes for three companies in the Minneapolis area. The Minneapolis Steel and Machinery Company merged with the Minneapolis Threshing Machine Company and the Moline Plow Company and in 1932 these three became what is known today as the Minneapolis-Moline brand.


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A New Road in Town The American Thresherman Association has been very busy the last couple of years making improvements to the grounds around the museum and have continued in earnest this summer with making a new “road” through the woods to additional field space for parking. This field was planted with wheat last year and was harvested just a month ago and now it will be utilized for the many spectators who will arrive by the carload to attend the show. Work started earlier this spring with removal of some trees and scrub brush by Brian Mayer, of the rural Cutler area, with his skid steer and several members of the Association. A couple of weeks ago Loos Excavating of Pinckneyville, owned and operated by Larry Loos, began the heavy work of digging out the earth to a depth to accommodate new culverts and then filling back in to level it all out to make a passable road. Many tons of dirt were excavated from a nearby lot owned by Southern FS and this was used to fill in and make the road bed. Larry has worked many hours and driven many miles with his equipment to accomplish this goal to support the Thresherman Association. Many, many thanks go out to all the men who came out and dedicated their time, machinery and backs to get this job done!

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Minneapolis Moline Collector Club We are very glad to have been invited by the American Thresherman Association to come to Pinckyville for our national summer show. We have members from almost every state and some from Canada. The Minneapolis-Moline Collector Club was started about 26 years ago. The MMCI club gives out Preservation Grants and Scholarships to help promote Minneapolis Moline. The MMCI Preservation Grant was established to encourage the preservation and documentation of Minneapolis Moline and predecessor companies so history and information is not lost to future generations by the passing of time. The purpose is to especially encourage and educate the younger generation, but it is not limited by any age. Examples of projects include: restoration of tractors, implements, oral histories, company history displays, etc. We have a membership between 600 and 700 members. We try to get all member involved at shows and meetings. I hope that our display of tractors and equipment will peak the interest of other people to come and enjoy the complete show. I hope to see you there so we can meet new people and make new friends.

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In Remembrance Robert “Bob” Kellerman

Robert “Bob” Kellerman passed away last year on October 26, just a few days after the Fall Festival October show. Bob was a member of the American Thresherman Association for many years and also served as a Director for several years. We could always find Bob at the museum or the center ring of the fairgrounds working on something; we knew he was around somewhere because his white truck with the “88 BOO” license plate was always parked somewhere around the Thresherman museum! So many jobs were done behind the scenes by him every year and some of our members are finding out just how much he accomplished every year in getting things ready for the show, now that they are trying to fill those shoes. Bob was a collector of Case tractors and had several that he would display every year at the shows. Also dear to Bob’s heart was the sawmill. He would get it set up every year and make sure it was ready to run and was always there to help load the logs, roll them over on the carriage and then hustle the boards off the end as they were cut and stack them into piles. In his later years, Bob would take up his position in the sawmill on his metal stool so he could oversee the process and give support to the “new guys” on the job. In November of last year a motion was made during a meeting to name the sawmill the Robert H. Kellerman Memorial Sawmill in honor of all his dedicated years of service there. Robert also proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean War. We all will certainly miss “Bobby Robert’s” wonderful deep, gravelly voice and his laughter!

Every year Bob Kellerman made sure the sawmill was set up and ready to run. He was always there to help!

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Sawmill Running in Full Action The sawmill is in full operation several times during each of the four days of the Summer show and has been since the very first show here in Pinckneyville in 1962. The original sawmill was hauled here from Jackson, Missouri along with a 65hp Case steam engine. Records of minutes from 1964 indicate work and repairs done to the sawmill and those involved with this were some founding fathers and new members. Fred “Fritz” Lueker (his steam engine originally helped run the sawmill and this same steam engine, now owned by Ralph and Debbie Schrader still works the sawmill during every show,) along with Rudie Lillienkamp, of Hoyleton, Illinois, Menzie Kemmberling, from Indiana, who was the operator for years, Edwin Eddleman ,D.R. Bartimus, George Bahre and Lawrence Gaertner all helped with the maintenance and operations.

In July of 1966 the whole thing burned up and was totally rebuilt in time to be up and running by the August show! Those were some dedicated members back then to hustle and find enough sawmill parts to resurrect this part of the show. Again, in the Spring of 1992 the sawmill was refurbished with a new carriage, track and feed works. The husk part was made by Du Quoin Iron Works and houses the 54“ saw blade. In the mid 1990’s a steel roofed pavilion was erected over the sawmill to protect it from the elements. Many man hours are required each year to keep the mill in top shape and to set-up and tear-down for each show. Special recognition goes out to Tree O Lumber of Pinckneyville who provides the American Thresherman Association with loads of hardwood logs to run through the sawmill and veneer mill for our demonstrations and cedar logs for the shingle mill.

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Mostly Country; High Chance of Bluegrass Expected Bluegrass fans will not be disappointed at this year’s Thresherman’s convention. The concerts have become such a hit, they have expanded into two days – Friday and Saturday. The Eisenhauer Band, Beaucoup Creek and The Worthingt10’s will all take the stage on Friday. Starting early on Saturday morning, Charlie & the Girls, Tomcat Hill Social Club, We’ve Got it Covered and Pickin’ Chicks will round out the event. All bands will perform in the east end of the building next to the north gate of the fairgrounds.

Eisenhauer Band

The Eisenhauer Band has three members. “Mama” Rhonda Eisenhauer. Ameilia Eisenhauer and Andy Eisenhauer. Rhonda said, “ If you would have told me 8 years ago I would be playing in a band with these kids, we both would have had a good laugh! It all started with a fiddle, which made the other kid want to play the fiddle. Which led to the purchase of a banjo and the forbidding of the other kid to touch it and kids fighting over who was better, which led to more music lessons and then fiddle and banjo competitions. Which led to a mother having to learn to play guitar…FAST. Which led to one kid doing a 2 year stint with a kid band, which really ticked the other kid off. Which led to the birth of our family band, which led us to Nashville.” Amelia Eisenhauer is 13 years old now, and has been playing that fiddle longer than she hasn’t, since she started when she was just 6. Since then she has blossomed into a lead vocalist as well as harmony. She has also learned to play guitar, mandolin, bass and piano too. For her, instruments are like potato chips, she just can’t stop at one.

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Next to take the stage at 1p.m., will be Pinckneyville’s own Beaucoup Creek. Their Facebook page describes their music as a “mixture of traditional bluegrass, folk, and gospel – with a modern twist.” This young group has been playing together as a whole since August 2007. Whether they’re playing one of their many catchy, crowdpleasing originals or doing their take on a bluegrass or gospel favorite, the band shares its unique style with young and old alike, bridging the gap between generations with music The group is comprised of members: Troy Smith-lead vocals, guitar and songwriter; Josh Morrison-banjo, dobro, guitar and vocals; and Weston White-upright bass guitar and vocals. They have one album, “Hallelujah Hillbillies” from 2008 and a self-produced, upcoming album expected to be released this year. Lead singer, Troy Smith also has two solo albums entitled, “Catch my Train” and “Pilgrim’s Land.” Each features members of Beaucoup Creek. With the exception of “ The Star Spangled Banner,” all the CDs are comprised of original songs, written by Troy. They are available for $10 each. Beaucoup Creek is sponsored by Wiesel’s Tool Sales – Cornwell Tools. You can find out more about the band at www.beaucoupcreek.com.

The Worthing10’s

Next up are the Worthing10’s, a family Bluegrass band from Southern Illinois which has eight of the family’s ten children playing Gospel as well as Traditional Bluegrass music. Back in the fall of 2007 the family’s journey began as they felt the Lord calling them into a Bluegrass music ministry when they had heard a Bluegrass band play at a local church. Dale and Susan Worthington are the proud parents of 10 children, eight of whom play music in the family ministry. Their oldest son, Christopher, lives in South Dakota and another son is safe in the arms of their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Dale plays the stand up bass in the band and leads his family daily under the instruction and Grace of the Lord. He is also a preacher at a Baptist church in the area, serving God through preaching His Word as well as through the family’s music ministry. Susan is wife, mother, home educator, band manager, housekeeper, errand runner, etc., and does her best to keeps things organized daily with schedules running smoothly. Katarina is their oldest daughter and lead vocalist. Since she was two years old she has loved to sing. God revealed to her parents at that early age that He would use her musical gifts in an amazing way someday! She plays the acoustic guitar in the family band and is also an accomplished pianist. She teaches both guitar and piano at her home in Belle Rive, where she lives with her husband, Heston Mays. Her family is always in awe by the tunes she can figure out at a moments notice. Her piano playing


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is mesmerizing and just listening to her play will send your mind to a peaceful place of comfort! Heston is also a part of the family ministry, playing backup guitar and singing lead with Lucas. Emily is the family’s wonderful 17-year-old fiddle and mandolin player. She sings harmonies and adds a touch of grace to their performances. She and Katarina are still the best of friends, even though Katarina does not live there anymore. When they get together they spend hours singing and playing just for fun-laughing and acting goofy. Chris Talley-Armstrong is her inspiration and Emily gives all credit to the Lord for giving her the ability to play and bringing Chris into her life. She pours her heart into everything she does and everyone who meets her leaves feeling peaceful and blessed! Emily is their level-headed child who helps keep things running smoothly with her natural ability for order and peace. Lucas is one amazing banjo player! He is 15 and it is awesome watching his

fingers fly over the strings in an effortless blur! Earl Scruggs is one of his inspirations and his parents are so blessed by Lucas’ desire to practice and learn all he can where the banjo is concerned. He also sings lead vocals with Katarina, complimenting her voice beautifully. Lucas has started up piano lessons again and has “wowed” his teacher with his ability to read music. He truly has a gift from God for music. Lucas has an incredible testimony of God’s graciousness in his young life that he shares every chance he can get. Check out his “Ode to a Banjo” and read his amazing banjo testimony. Matthew is 14 years old and plays the acoustic guitar. His witty personality and quirky facial expressions keep the family laughing even during stressful practice times. He is an excellent guitarist and seeing him hone his gift has been a blessing to watch. He also plays the piano and does an incredible job. Matthew also sings vocals and enjoys being used by God in the ministry.

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Bluegrass Continued_________________ Nathanael is “The Cutest Boy in Southern Illinois!” He is 12-years-old and really is a cutie pie! He plays the fiddle and mandolin and also sings in the band. His sweet, quiet nature and musical ability makes playing together a lot of fun! He enjoys playing in the family band and practices whenever he gets the chance. JoyAnn is their effervescent 9-year-old mandolin player. The Lord has blessed her with an amazing singing voice! Since she was very little the family knew God would use her voice for His Glory! She is a blessing to the family and always brings “joy” to those who meet her! Joy can sing harmonies very well and has picked up the banjo and piano. She has a knack for playing and we are excited to see where the Lord takes her with her music. Isabella is 6-years-old and learning the fiddle and guitar. She adds a lot to our band with her cute “Bella-ways.” It will be fun to watch her grow in our ministry. Judith Mercy is 4 and her personality brings smiles to those who watch her perform. She is learning the fiddle and has an amazing ability to sing on any key that is played. Probably because she has heard music played from the womb! “We look forward to seeing these three girls grow in music as the years go by, ” says mother Susan. They play for church services, revivals, festivals, private parties, and other various events. For booking information, please contact: Susan Worthington at theworthing10s@yahoo.com. Visit our website at www.theworthing10’s.com. Phone contact information is 618-317-8218 OR 618-317-1970. The Worthington10s will be playing from 3:15 -5:15 p.m. on Friday. They are sponsored by Giacomo Auto Repair of Pinckneyville.

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Charlie and the Girls

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gatherings.    In 2012, the band placed 4th in the KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Contest at Silver Dollar City, in Branson, Mo. For more information about bookings please contact them by calling Kabbie at 618-317-1175 or emailing rickhall@egyptian.net. Please check out their Facebook page at charlieandthegirls@facebook.com and the website at www.charlieandthegirls.com Members of the band include Charlie, who is 20 years old. He plays rhythm guitar and sings lead vocals, and harmony. He works full time as a sub-contractor, and hobbies are hunting, fishing, shooting, riding and training horses, western swing dancing with his sisters, singing and playing music. Emily is 18-years-old. She plays banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, bass and piano. Her main duties in the band are playing banjo alternating with mandolin. She sings lead vocals and harmony. She teaches banjo, guitar and mandolin. She enjoys singing, playing her instruments, gardening, baking, reading, riding horses, hunting, shooting and western swing dancing with her brother. Rosemary is 15-years-old. She plays fiddle, mandolin, guitar and bass.  Her main duties in the band are to play fiddle alternating with mandolin and occasionally bass. She sings harmony vocals and occasionally sings lead.  She enjoys photography, riding horses, baking, reading and playing music. Kabbie is the mother of Charlie, Emily and Rosemary. She plays and does a great job on the upright bass. She also sings harmony on some of our songs, and occasionally sings lead on a song. She loves music, singing, baking. She also enjoys her 7 children, and 7 grandchildren.  Charlie and the Girls are sponsored by Vernell’s Interstate Services of Marion.

Tomcat Hill Social Club

The Tomcat Hill Social Club, a bluegrass/country group with a 20-year history, will be playing their third Thresherman’s. Band member Jerry Giffin described their sound as, “Kind of a mixture between bluegrass, country, and gospel.” They will be performing at the grandstand on Saturday, August 20, from noon to 3:00 at the Pinckneyville fairgrounds. The group consists of Jerry Giffin-guitar and vocals; Bill

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Bluegrass Continued_________________ Fuson-bass and vocals; Dan Schingle-guitar and vocals; Lew Hendrix-Dobro and vocals; Roy Davis-Banjo; Joe Stafford-fiddle and vocals. The group has been playing bluegrass for a few years as Tomcat Hill, with Giffin and Davis having played together previously for 25 to 30 years, and other band members playing together and in other bands for several years. They will be taking the stage at noon on Saturday, and are sponsored by Mae Weld Inc. of Carbondale.

We’ve Got It Covered

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the band will open shows for Uncle Kracker and Darryl Worley at the Du Quoin State Fair. For more information on the band, visit www.wegotitcoveredband.com. The band will play anywhere, any time, for any occasion. Contact Keenan Rice, 618-318-3194, or Trey Ford, 618-318-9974. We’ve Got it Covered will be performing Saturday starting at 2:15 – 4:15 p.m. They are sponsored by Grecian Steak House in Pinckneyville.

Pickin’ Chicks

The final group on Saturday will be the Pickin’ Chicks. They will perform from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. This all-girl bluegrass trio has numerous bluegrass festivals under their belts, along with two albums, “Take One” and “Small Town Girl.” Nikki Warnecke, the banjo and bass player with the band, is 13-years old and is the current Illinois State Junior Banjo Champion. Mallory Warnecke (Nikki’s sister) is 15-years old and plays guitar. She is also the emcee, leader of the band and songwriter. Nikki and Mallory are from New Athens. Paige Johnson, who plays fiddle and bass with the group, is 14-years old and is the current Illinois State Junior Fiddle Champion. She can yodel and plays nine different instruments. Paige is from Evansville. Chris Talley Armstrong, who plays bass and fiddle for the group, is the current Illinois State Old Time Fiddle Champion. Chris plays more than 25 different instruments, and she owns The Bluegrass Shack with her husband, Earl. She is the teacher and manager of The Pickin’ Chicks. In just a short amount of time, the girls have accomplished so much. They’ve set the bluegrass world on fire! They have won numerous contests, including the 2011 Illinois State Best Youth Vocal Group Competition at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. The girls also opened for the 2011 Willie Nelson Country Throwdown and were commissioned to write and record an original song for a Tribute to 9/11 Compilation CD in Nashville, TN. All four girls got to personally meet Steve Martin last month when he and the Steep Canyon Rangers were performing at the Effingham Performance Center. Nikki owns a banjo that used to belong to him. He signed the inside of the banjo and asked Nikki to play for him. The Pickin’ Chicks recently went back to Branson, MO to perform at Silver Dollar City; while they made a guest appearance at the Marty Robbins Show. This was their second year performing at Silver Dollar City, they received fifth place in the KSMU youth contest there. For details about their upcoming shows, log on to www.pickinchicks.com. They are sponsored by NAPA/Auto Tire & Parts. Bob Giacomo has organized the musical events at the Thresherman’s for seven years, and says attendance for the event has grown favorably over the years and welcomes all to come out.


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15, 16, 17, 18Thresherman’s & 19, 2012 GettingAugust Around at the Always The Third Weekend In August Perry County Fairgrounds, Pinckneyville, Illinois Camper Office

Corn Shelling

Threshing Baling Horse Power Threshing Plowing Field & Tractor Drive (Follow Signs) Museum Building

Food Stands

Barn

Main Entrance Pedal Pull Barn

Antique Machines

Club Tents

Lawn & Garden Tractors

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Horse Barn

Steam Engines

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Announcer’s Stand

Train Station

M&W Dynamometer

Veneer Mill

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Stationary Steam Engines

Caboose Display

Tennis Court

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Shingle Mill Blacksmith

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Blacksmithing Veneer Milling

Blacksmith Wayne Feig presents Rhoda Eicher with a miniature horseshoe he just created at the blacksmithing demonstration as her mother Christina and baby sister Ruby Mae look on. The blacksmiths are located in the center ring between the sawmill and the ATA office building. They will have demonstrations daily with gas engines in operation.

Miniature Steam Railroad

The American and Southern Railroad operates daily from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It offers rides around the 1/2-mile track for kids of all ages. Photo courtesy of American Thresherman Facebook page.

Tim Mathis’ Port Huron belted to the St. Joseph Iron Works veneer mill, owned by Tim and Mark Kellerman. This mill came out of a basket factory in the Cobden area. The veneer was originally used to make strawberry and other larger baskets for the orchards. The veneer milling demonstrations will take place daily beginning at 11:00 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.

Steam Traction Engines

Tim Mathis on his 1910 vintage Port Huron, which is belted up to the Dynamometer. There are steam engine demonstrations daily at the north end of the grounds.


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Press Sponsored City-Wide Yard Sales

In conjunction with the American Thresherman’s Show, Pinckneyville Press will be sponsoring a city-wide yard sale August 15-18. The yard sales will be printed in the Pinckneyville Press on August 15 and in our sister publication the Perry County ADvantage on August 12. In addition to the classified sections in the newspapers, over 400 “yard sale maps” will be printed to help residents and visitors navigate the many participating yard sales within the community. Maps will also be available for pick-up at the Press office, gas stations and restaurants or will be available to view at www.pinckneyvillepress.com.

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Sawmilling Sparks Fly

Aaron Whitworth of Colllinsville runs a board through the edger in the sawmill, while Don Wilkin and Charlie Greer look on. Sawmill demonstrations will take place daily at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Wheat Threshing & Baling

This is a 1908, 18" threshing cylinder, Case separator owned by the Toby Jansen family of Effingham, IL and Wayne Jansen family of Hillsboro, IL. They found this machine down in southwest Missouri a few years back and worked on restoring it over the next 3 years. "In fact," Toby Jansen said, "it almost made a mechanic out of my wife, Mardel!" It is one of the very first all-metal constructed machines after years of wood-only construction. The grain must be hand fed instead of bundles being pitched in by fork. Shown working on the machine here are: Roy Jansen of Effingham, Toby Jansen (on machine) and Hank Jansen of Sigel. They’ll be at the show again this year. Wheat threshing demonstrations take place daily from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. west of the museum building.

Jansen’s 1911 Model 110 Case steam engine throws sparks during intermission at the 2012 tractor pull. Photo courtesy of ATA Facebook page.

Wood Carving

Sheri Kieffner of Ferdinand, IN  doing chainsaw carving.  Very popular at the show and sold many carvings!


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Plowing

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Above: Mark Valentine plows with his freshly restored 1937 John Deere Unstyled A and John Deere 2 Bottom Trip Plow at the show. Submitted by Matt Valentine. Wheat threshing, baling and plowing by tractor takes place daily from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., west of the museum building. Above Left: A primitive demonstration takes place with potato digging by horse. The primitive demonstration takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily west of the museum building. Left: many tractors gather to plow during the demonstration. Photos courtesy of ATA Facebook page.

Draft Horse Pull Shingle Milling

The Draft Horse Pull will take place Wednesday, August 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Grandstands. This is the kick-off event to the show.

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Church & Memorial Service

Above: Brothers and Others will once again open up the 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning church service with musical entertainment. Right: American Thresherman Association chaplain, Larry Gartener of Walsh, welcomed the guests to the service. The Sunday church and memorial services are set to take place immediately after the National Anthem on Sunday, August 19 at 8:00 a.m.

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Youth Pedal Tractor Pull

Ethan Brand of Pinckneyville, above, and Alex Palmer of Anna, right, worked hard for distance during the pedal pull. The 2013 pull takes place Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Children must be 12 and under and accompanied by an adult to participate. Tractors will be provided. The Pedal Tractor Pull is sponsored by Moore Brothers Auto Sales of Pinckneyville and Oxford, Mississippi.

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On Thursday, August 15 the Manor at Mason Woods will host a quilt show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. put on by the Perry County Home and Community Education (HCE) Association. They will have a special feature of a "bed turning" at 1:30 in the afternoon. Flossine Schrader, a local resident of Pinckneyville with extensive quilting knowledge and experience will direct the quilt display. Many beautiful and unique quilts will be spread out in layers upon a bed and each quilt will be held aloft and its design and history will be told. Come on out and be entertained and educated by Flossine as she weaves the story around each quilt. Quite a number of quilts are expected to be on display at the Manor along with the “bed-turning show” quilts so there is sure to be something there to pique everyone’s interest and perhaps even bring back a memory of two of a cozy or cherished quilt from ones’ own family. Snacks will be served and attendance prizes will be awarded, so make plans now to attend this free event!


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Antique Car Show This year’s American Thresherman Association car show and swap meet takes place on Sunday, August 18 on the west side of the grandstand. Hudson is the featured vehicles of the show. The Egyptian Antique Auto Club sponsors the auto show. Vehicles must be at least 1960 or older to enter and have no modifications. Weather conditions determine when and whether people get their cars out to participate in the show, so all registration takes place at the show. There is no entry fee, although car owners must pay the entry to get into the main gate of the Thresherman events. Car registration time: 8 a.m. - noon; Judging: noon - 1:30 p.m.; Trophies awarded at 2:30 p.m. The first 100 participants in the show receive a dash plaque. We have 15 classes, including one for motorcyles, with three trophies per class as well as the car that travels the longest distance to attend the show receives a silver tray. Cars are judged on 10 areas that revolve around originality. Any modifications found on the vehicles call for deductions. Among the areas of the car judged are the interior, body, engine and underneath the frame. In addition to placing in the show, entrants also have the opportunity to earn the Joe Mann Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the favorite vehicle of the late Joe Mann’s family members. The Egyptian Antique Auto Club is in its third year running

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Tractor Pull

This year’s American Thresherman Association tractor pulls will take place on Thursday, August 15, Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17. The first tractor pull, the antique pull, will be on Thursday starting at 7:00 p.m. This pull will be for tractors 1958, and older. They are weighted classes and Southern Illinois Rules and most are open classes. Before the pull will be a tractor parade through town beginning at 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday’s shows also start at 7:00 p.m. and are the ITPA sanction pulls and one-hop farm stock pullers. On Friday, the tractor pull will also begin at 7:00 p.m. at the grandstands. Grandstand admission applies. This ITPA tractor pull has the 6,000 lb. Super Stock; 8,200 lb. Super Stock; 9,000 lb. Illinois Hot Farm Stock Pullers Association; 10,000 lb. Pro Stock and Stock 4-Wheel Drive Street Legal Pickup classes. On Saturday, the ITPA tractor pull begins at 7:00 p.m. at the grandstands with grandstand admission applying. This pull has 9,500 lb. Limited Pro ITPA; 10,000 lb. Pro Stock; 8,200 lb. Limited Pro Stock; 8,000 lb. Illinois Hot Farm and Stock Pullers Association classes.

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Tractor Parade

Pictured are scenes from the 2011 tractor parade through town. The 2012 antique tractor parade was rained out. This year’s parade is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. The parade travels throughout Pinckneyville.


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Joining the ATA Interested in becoming a member of Membership Card the American Thresherman Association, Inc.? We welcome everyone (men and women) to become active, participating members in our organization! We could not continue this show without the many members and volunteers who show up each month and every year to help with all the work that goes into producing one of the finest “working” shows in the United States! Come on out to the show this year and drop by the office to get your membership. It’s only $25.00 for the year and supports a great organization that has been around for more than 50 years and is still “growing” strong! If you can’t make it out to the show and still want to show your support, please contact Deb Schrader, Secretary, by emailing her at debralph@highlandil.com.

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The American Thresherman Association’s 27th annual Fall Festival kicks off October 18 at the fairgrounds in Pinckneyville. The show will be three days, October 18, 19 and 20. There are many activities at the festival. The show will be fun for all ages! Attractions include: Flea market with a variety of arts and crafts Steam train rides by the American and Southern Illinois Railroad Rope-making demonstration Broom-making machine on display Steam and gas engines on display at all times Draft horses and ponies in action all day Corn shredding, shelling, grinding, burr milling, hacksel cutting, corn pickers and corn binder demonstrations and machines on display Cider and apple butter making Kettle popcorn made on grounds Sawmilling, sawing firewood, crosscut sawing, buck sawing demonstrations Animal teams Blacksmithing Other activities include the antique tractor pull and Illinois hot farm stock pull on Saturday, October 19 at 9:30 a.m. There is also an

antique-only consignment sale for household items, machinery, hand tools, engines, tractors and more on Sunday, October 20 at 10:00 a.m. Admission is $2 for each day. Exhibitors are welcome. For flea market information, call (618) 830-0878. To obtain information about concessions, call (573) 547-6167. Or, to inquire about the consignment sale, call (618) 329-5573. For general information, log on to the Thresherman Association’s website at www.americanthresherman.com or call (618) 654-9474 or (618) 318-0745 before the show. Questions during the show can be asked by calling (618) 357-6643.

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Rope Making Demonstration be rough on their little hands. She sometimes brings multi-color yarn to make colorful combinations. Last year she went through more than 18,000 feet of twine! The longest rope that she has ever made started out at 140-feet and finished up at 125-feet by the time all the twisting was done! Marilyn has encouraged and made thousands of children happy by setting up her collection of makers, and showing the kids how to thread the sisal into the machine to prepare it for making the rope, and then letting them hold the paddle or turn the crank to begin the process of twisting the sisal or yarn into a rope. In the last 5 years, she has gained a dedicated helper in Gilbert Helvey, who also has started his own collection of rope makers and has two of the 1911 New Era makers and also a 1901 Bucklin model. Gilbert now sets up his makers every year along with Marilyn so as to accommodate even more children, and yes, those adults who are also young at heart and fascinated by the process! There is usually a big crowd and several lines of people waiting and watching the fun. Gilbert adds that he has even made rope from toilet paper! No, we don’t know what they did with that one! “The best part of making the ropes is watching the faces of the children as they see how it is done and watching it all come together,” says Gilbert. He continues, “You will see many happy faces and little hands clutching their very own ropes when you come out to the Fall Festival!” Recently, on June 7-9, Gilbert attended the 2013 National Rope Makers Convention in Oskaloosa, Iowa and earned his certification in

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The Dave Stangle Legacy Hooked on Pulling By Cheryl DeLap The Prairie Gold Rush Magazine Once you have attended a tractor pull, you understand the excitement of the fans getting pumped-up watching those farm tractors belching smoke while pulling the slide down a track. That feeling multiplies exponentially sitting in the tractor seat, smelling the exhaust and seeing a cheering crowd. That’s when you know you’re hooked! Being married to a tractor puller can be a daunting existence. Weekends are spent traveling, many times long trips out of state, truck camping, kids, cookouts, etc. At home it does not get any easier when weeknights are spent in a shop repairing, rebuilding and adjusting engines for another weekend. And of course, there is always the farming as a way of life in between the pulling seasons. Mary Jane Stangle was her husband Dave’s biggest fan. From the very beginning, together they made this tractor pulling passion a family affair. Dave started pulling in the early 1950’s with his father’s “c” AllisChalmers in Headly, IN. He only pulled that AC once. He attended local

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pulls to watch and decided he could be competitive locally with an MM 445. When he started pulling in the farm class around the Midwest, he used his G-1000 farm tractor. Stangle was a colorful competitor on the track. In 1966 in Idaville, IN, there were several guys competing with an M5 owned by Dave Smith. There was some confusion on hearing the officials whistle blow (which indicates a puller should shut down) and the first couple M5 pullers were disqualified for stopping too soon. When Stangle hooked up to pull the M5, he pulled the sled all the way out of the gate turning around afterwards asking, “Is this far enough?” In the early 1970’s Stangle was pulling with a UB Dave made the cover of “The Puller” sporting a Hall Scott engine, magazine in 1974. owned by Ron Perry. While Stangle was pulling the UB he went professional with the National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA). In the meantime Perry was busy acquiring a G-1000 tractor he heard was sitting in a junkyard in Sikeston, MO. It took a unique perspective to see potential in the torched carcass but Perry got a good deal on the tractor and dragged it home to begin work on his next puller. By 1973 Perry had completed the G-1000 but due to family medical complications, he needed a driver and turned to Stangle. With Stangle at the helm, this tractor would become one of the most recognized pieces of machinery competing on the pulling circuit. The same year thirteen men came together to form an organization that would become the richest indoor tractor pull to be held in Indianapolis, IN and the Indy Super Pull was born. The men: Dave Stangle, Josh Wilder, Mike Button, Bob Hawk, Dan Walsh, Ron Perry, Ralph Banter, Dave Banter,

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The Dave Stangle Legacy Dick Obermeyer, Robert Whittaker, Wayne Cupp, Larry Peetz and Ed Hard were all founding members of the organization. The pull was deemed to be by invitation only determined by points earned throughout the year. This became known as the ‘Super Pull of Super Pulls’ and the purse was considered one of the largest among the contests. Pulling tractors are recognized by individual names. While Mary Jane was shopping one day she found a perfect nameplate for the burned out tractor that had found a new life, “Solid Junk.” The nameplate was displayed proudly on the front of the G-1000 along with a smaller plate mounted above it warning, “Watch Out For Flying Parts.” This cleared up any doubt that Perry and Stangle were not paint and body men, they were just good pullers. By this time, Ron Perry had teamed up with J.R. This is a picture of the ‘Solid Junk’ Harriot, pooling their resources name plate along with the ‘warning’ they became the H.P. Pulling Team. With their ingenuity and Dave’s plate above it. Courtesy of National Tractor Pullers Association. driving ability, Solid Junk was one

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The Dave Stangle Legacy daughters, Janie and Jenny, slept on the floorboard of their semi on long trips proudly would state, “if the tractor didn’t break the others ran for second.” during the summer pulling contests. The pulls were held in between farming How did he stay in front of the pack? He would turn the tires fast and seasons allowing Dave to participate in the winter circuit pulls. He spent a maximize the fuel system. Dave and Ron experimented with fuel mixtures lot of time in the tractor seat, which meant, on old Junk, not a luxury leather using alcohol to cool the engine, even briefly trying nitro, until it was cushion; he just sat on the springs. In 1977, outlawed. The final design was the tractor Stangle won the “Hooker of the Year” award. would start on LP gas, but ran on almost This award was given to the tractor that hooked pure alcohol. As the tractor moved down the to the sled the most times during the year. track, more alcohol would be injected into the Tractor pulling was good to Dave 6-cylinder engine. Dave then flipped solenoid Stangle. He graced the cover of “The Puller” switches as he added the extra alcohol. This magazine in 1974 and was hailed an “almost exercise kept his throttle hand rather busy. As legend.” He stopped pulling professionally in the engine took in more air from the Switzer 1979 as Old Junk needed some revamping and turbocharger, it required more fuel. If that the family responsibilities had grown with the mixture is too lean as it leaves the carburetor, addition of another child, a son, David. the alcohol can detonate in the carburetor While usually reserved for a single causing a loud explosion (which is also why inductee and in an unusual move to honor the people in Harrisburg, PA call him Dave this team, the premier sanctioning body of the “Boom Boom” Stangle – but that is another National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA) story!) If the mixture is kept rich, detonation Dave made pulling a family affair and worked awarded both Stangle and Perry the highest occurs in the cylinder that maximizes power. with his son, David, during a night pull in honor in 1977, induction to the NTPA Hall of All of this power equaled winning for Stangle, Fame. Perry and Solid Junk. Rochester, IN Stangle was the NTPA point leader The years following his professional in the 12,000-pound super stock and the 9,000-pound super stock in 1974 career were spent actively promoting his local club, the Fulton County through 1976. During that time period he won the 12,000-pound Indy Super Historical Power Association in Rochester, IN. His tenacity for the sport Stock pull 2 out of 3 years. never waned and with his passing in April 2011, his accomplishments in the With family in tow, many times Mary Jane and Dave’s two small puling world, and in life, will always be remembered.

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The Dave Stangle Legacy NTPA Hall of Fame Of all the vehicles that have ever competed in the sport of pulling, this year’s inductees had one of the most famous, if not the most recognized and remembered of them all. Just mention its name and the memories come flooding back to fans of pulling in the early 1970s. It was called Solid Junk. Dave Stangle drove it and Ron Perry owned it. In 1974, the team won the 12,000 lb. Super Stock class by a lead of 103 points. They simply annihilated the competition that year in the heavy class, and in so doing they hauled home a Grand National points title. But that wasn’t Dave’s last day in the sun. In 1977, he was Hooker of Year. Then there are the honors Ron and Dave collected at NTPA’s former highlight event, the Indy Super Pull. The team was unbeatable in the 12,000 lb. class, winning it three years running, from 1975-1977. Plus, in 1976, the team took the crown in the 9000 lb. class. But what about Solid Junk, you ask? What kind of tractor was it? Well, it was a Minneapolis Moline G- 1000, it had a 504 cid engine and it ran on alcohol. Yes, but was it junk? People thought as much from its looks, but not the pullers who pulled against it. They knew better. They knew that looks could be deceiving, and in the case of Solid Junk they knew looks could be a down right lie with regard to tractor performance. The most you could say about it was that it just lacked a coat of paint, which Dave was always quick to point out to the novice fan, never made any tractor he’d ever seen go any farther. The man should know. He started pulling in 1957. But wait just a darn minute. Whoever called Babe Ruth, George Herman Ruth? Or whoever called Bear Bryant, Paul Bryant? Just as many figures in the world of sports have nicknames that were better known than their real name, so, too, with David Stangle. Nobody called him Dave. He was known far and wide to friends and

Dave Stangle and the famous, Solid Junk.

foe alike as “Boom, Boom” Stangle. It was a nickname he picked up at a pull in Harrisburg, Pa. when in the middle of a run, his engine detonated, scaring the bejesus out of spectators and thereby sticking Dave with his nickname. Be that as it may, all nicknames aside, when he was at the wheel of Solid Junk and the chain was tightened, every puller knew they had a whale of a fight on their hands. With that 5,000 rpm Switzer turbo pumping air to the engine as more fuel went in, folks just knew there was power in Solid Junk that far outweighed its less than photogenic appearance. All we can say is that they just don’t make tractors anymore that look like that. And Ron Perry is pictured on Solid Junk. maybe thank goodness they don’t. We just know one thing for sure. It was unique in appearance and performance. And to heck with paint. Who needs it. Ron and Dave proved they didn’t. We were able to contact Ron Perry to ask him about the honor. He told us that he and Dave really appreciated the honor and were both very happy about it. “We met a lot of nice people in pulling when we were in the sport. Had a lot of fun. And did a lot of hard work. Perry said that during one season, probably in 1972 or 1973, when they were in their heyday, they had 25 wins out of 28 hooks. “Nobody could beat us,” Perry said. “Dave was just a good driver. In fact Perry said, the first place the tractor ever hooked, which was at the Indiana State Fair, Perry said he couldn’t go, so Stangle took the tractor. He won the 9000 lb. class and the 12,000 lb. class. Perry said Dave did pretty good his first time out - double wins. Perry said that after that performance he figured Dave was a pretty good driver. We asked about the seat on Solid Junk. Perry said Dave wanted it that way, with no seat, just springs to sit on. The way Dave looked at it, according to Perry, was that “it never got hot in the sun and it didn’t get wet in the rain.” Information and photography courtesy of National Tractor Pullers Association. To learn more about the Association, please log on to www.ntpapull.com

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Visit to a Steam Powered Brewery Ralph and Debbie Schrader traveled to Europe this past May and while there visited the only known steam powered brewery in the world, located in Pipaix, Belgium. The Brasserie a Vapeur brewery dates from 1785 and is currently operated by Jean-Louis Dits and his wife Sittelle. On the last Saturday of every month the brewery is opened to observe and participate in the process of beer brewing. They were the first to arrive that bright morning and it was cool and crisp. A few others arrived shortly thereafter and the Schrader’s were surprised to find a group from a Colorado brewery also there to do tours of breweries all over Belgium. They were ushered into the large brick building where the brewing took place and all gathered around the large wooden vat in the center of the room and watched as the huge mechanical “stirrer” began to turn and the barley was fed into it along with lots of steaming hot water. All of the mechanicals of the operation were powered by a line shaft suspended from the ceiling and powered by the steam engine which also heated the water! Steam boiled up from the vat and soon heated the entire room! Jean-Louis kept a close eye on the barley and water mixture and frequently swung his special instrument into the malt mixture to test for the correct temperature. At certain times,

Lodge of the Four Paws

he would dip a large communal pitcher into the mix to get a sample for all to try; first to taste the “wort” and the next time to taste the difference in the change from starch to sugar phase of the process. Of course, Ralph was fascinated with both sides of this process, but was especially taken with the steam engine mechanicals located at the back of the room and soon engaged the “engineer” in hand gestures, pointing and lots of head nodding; “Bernard knew very little English and we knew very little French,” Debbie noted. They had some pictures with Debbie and Ralph of their Keck-Gonnerman steam engine since they knew this was part of the trip and shared them with Bernard and soon Ralph was allowed into the “back” room where he was given a private tour of the boiler part of the engine. Even with the language barrier it took no time for the two to have an understanding of the mutual appreciation of steam power! After the brewing process everyone proceeded across the street to the large brick building and the main hall where about 40 people shared in a meal hosted by Jean-Louis and Sittelle and entirely prepared in some way with beer! A huge ham had been boiled in beer, over 50 cheese varieties were offered, and potatoes and breads made with beer too! To top it off, beer custard pies were presented for dessert, Debbie notes, “They were really, really good!” She jokes, “Did I mention that it was also “All-thebeer-you-can-drink’ [tour]?” Jean-Louis and Bernard visited with their table to talk “steam” and Debbie and Ralph presented JeanLouis and Bernard with a T-shirt and denim hat with the American Thresherman Association logo on them. Bernard was last seen leaving the hall proudly wearing his new hat!

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Visiting an Antique Gas Engine Show In May of this year Cindy and Tom Jansen where able to go with some friends of theirs to the Netherlands and go to an antique gas engine show. The show was held in Nuenen and was quite impressive. They had 20 plus engines made in the 1870’s. The one that changed the world was Nicolaus Otto’s first 4-stroke engine on display along with all the other early engines. “It was amazing to see back into the past all the designs that came about after Otto’s first engine,” noted Tom. The other point of interest was being able to see and go through Nicolaus Otto’s house were it all began.

The first 4-stroke engine was on display while visiting Otto’s home in the Netherlands.

Cindy and Tom Jansen recently traveled to the Netherlands to attend an antique gas engine show.

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The American Thresherman Association, Inc. Executive Board

President......................................................................................................................................................................JoshGiacomo-Pinckneyville,Illinois First Vice-President....................................................................................................................................................Paul Kurtz - Sesser, Illinois Second Vice-President............................................................................................................................................Ralph Smith - Chester, Illinois Third Vice-President...................................................................................................................................................Kent Jansen - Sigel, Illinois Secretary....................................................................................................................................................Deborah Schrader - Highland, Illinois Treasurer.....................................................................................................................................................Beth Giacomo - Pinckneyville, Illinois Chaplain................................................................................................................................................................Larry Gaertner - Walsh, Illinois

Board of Directors

Juliet Brand.............................................................................................................................................................................Mayestown, Illinois Marilyn Brickhaus.................................................................................................................................................................Perryville, Missouri Kenneth Crouch..........................................................................................................................................................................Highland, Illinois Linda Crouch...............................................................................................................................................................................Highland, Illinois Matt Elders...............................................................................................................................................................................Carterville, Illinois Richard Farthing, Tractor Pull Chairman.................................................................................................................................Tamaroa, Illinois Charles Greer.......................................................................................................................................................................Pinckneyville, Illinois Gaylen Greer.........................................................................................................................................................................Pinckneyville, Illinois Josh Hamilton.................................................................................................................................................................................Benton, Illinois Charles Hoene.................................................................................................................................................................................Toledo, Illinois Kurt Jansen .............................................................................................................................................................................Effingham, Illinois Tom Jansen................................................................................................................................................................................Effingham, Illinois William Jansen.............................................................................................................................................................................Dieterich, Illinois Tim Kellerman.............................................................................................................................................................................Oakdale, Illinois Mark Kellerman...................................................................................................................................................................Pinckneyville, Illinois Harold Kurtz................................................................................................................................................................................Tamaroa, Illinois Roger Lee......................................................................................................................................................................................Tamaroa, Illinois Jason Mohr...........................................................................................................................................................................Pinckneyville, Illinois Jim Mohr.............................................................................................................................................................................. Pinckneyville, Illinois Tom Nikrant....................................................................................................................................................................................Ashley, Illinois Mike Pearson........................................................................................................................................................................Pinckneyville, Illinois Dave Porter, Horse Pull Chairman..............................................................................................................................................Oakdale, Illinois Ralph Schrader............................................................................................................................................................................Highland, Illinois Aaron Whitworth.....................................................................................................................................................................Collinsville, Illinois

Special Thoughts

The American Thresherman Association ties closely to the most famous Farm Power Magazine published during the decades of the Steam Tractor Engine and Steam Age. We are keenly interested in Farm Power and of the importance of its continual progress. The key in agriculture has always been, and always will be, the available power, which the farmer has at his command. We dedicate our show to those many unsung men of yesteryear, who lived in an era when our nation was in the prime of its development. Only the power which the ‘Steam Engine’ gave them, made this phase of our development possible

Thank You

Thank you for coming to our show. We’ve enjoyed your company and look forward to seeing you next year, when we feature Ford Tractors & the Illinois Chapter of Ford and Fordson Collectors and Custom Collectors. Next Year’s Show: August 13-17, 2014 For additional information visit our website www.americanthresherman.com

American Thresherman Association

Past Presidents

1960-1963: Amos Rixman-Oklahoma City, OK 1964-1965: Winton Bigham-Pinckneyville, IL 1966-1968: Paul Wagner-Willisville, IL 1969-1970: Ollie Knepper-Belleville, IL 1971: George F. Bahre-Coulterville, IL 1972-1978: Edward Jansen-Teutopolis, IL 1979: Rudie Lillienkamp-Hoyleton, IL 1980-1985: Bill Douglas-Granite City, IL 1986-1987: Stanley Kurwicki-Nashville, IL 1988-1998: Don Thomas-Pinckneyville, IL 1999-2001: Ernest Russell-Jonesboro, IL 2002: William Schrader-Pinckneyville, IL 2003-2011: Charles Greer-Pinckneyville, IL Present: Josh Giacomo-Pinckneyville, IL


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