Our first reunion at Caldwell Pioneer Acres (our 60th overall) was well attended and blessed with perfect weather. We received overwhelming positive feedback about our new grounds and facilities. The feature was Indiana-made equipment this year and for the first time were able to demonstrate plowing with Don and Ann Atzinger's Avery lift plow. Many thanks to our workers, exhibitors, and visitors for making this show a success.
Plowing - David Hubbell on Farmall, Mark Schrank on Hart Parr, Larry Hansel on Case tractor, Ted Moorman & Tracy Porter (Jaimy Porter, Don Atzinger, and Mark Corson on ground) on Case steam engine (photos by Mark Dieckmann)
Gas Engine Area - nice shady area to enjoy the great variety of displays
Craftsmen: Airl Coffey with ladders in bottles and Harry Hartman making brooms
Tractor activities - shingle mill and rock crusher and plowing
Shots from our steam engine area - a thick cloud of smoke from an engine on the Baker fan rises above the water tank,
Trabel's solo attempt at the block race, the Vaughn engine-start-up, and, "Gentlemen, let's have a parade" (among others)
Tractor Area - a Rumely 6 from the Jack Maple collection and also a rare Keck-Gonnerman and a fine display of Case tractors, hopefully they will be back for the Case Expo next year
We had a nice exhibit of antique vehicles
Miscellaneous shots - coins in the straw, relaxing on the big porch, Catholic Mass service, plow field, trusty water truck, etc.
A big attraction - our sawmill
Contributed aerial photos