It was a bittersweet reunion this year - our last at the Rush County Conservation Club. While we are excitedly anticipating our first show next year at Caldwell Pioneer Acres, we fondly reminisce about our fifty-year history at these grounds. In light of this, we tried to bring back many of the features from years past. It was an extremely hot and humid year, but we all hung in there and had a great show thanks to all of you who came and exhibited, visited, and/or put in the hard hours running the show.
Ah - the noon whistle - one that would rattle the bones of all in attendance this year. How about around three dozen steam engines all blowing their whistles at once for over 2 minutes? Deafening. Ray Jones would have been proud.
Fire engine exhibited by the Rush County Historical Society, a family on a Farmall, and a Cat with a terracer
Taking in the sites perched atop the Ligget Studebaker wagon
Nice gas engine displays and our club president at the sawmill
A couple of young ladies firing up their engine
Youngsters pulling with all their might at the tug-of-war game
Looking for those shiny coins in the straw
Charlie Richards taking the first cut on the last log sawn at the Conservation Club
Time to give it a turn...
Making sure it is lined up just right and sawing the last board