Texas Early Day Tractor
|Pathfinder||Ron & Laurie Taylor|
|Model A drivers||Ed Angel, Charles White, Al & June Bohn, Max Phillips & Rebecca Jordan|
|Modern Cars:||Bob & Gladys Steinmann, J R & Lois Howard|
Cars: Turner, Taylor, Bohn, Phillips, Angel, White
Hit-and-miss engine to pump your water.
Bob Steinmann is looking for a bargain which he did find.
Two pumps pumping
The line for churned, on the spot, ice cream.
Added accessory to a hand crank machine.
Hit-and-miss ice cream making demonstration.
Pre 1900 German hot air engine
A display of hit-and-miss engines with one driving a washing machine.
Corn crib and bucket of cobs.
TT truck ready for the fall.
Not sure what the pot is for.
Very popular with the older crowd.
1914 Model T Depot Hack
Nice looking Ts
Late model truck with a newer V8
|This bridge was built in 1915. It was located 11 miles west of Gatesville, over Cowhouse Creek, in Coryell County. It was relocated to this state showground site in 1995 by efforts of the Federal Highway Administration, Texas Historical Commission, Texas Department of Transportation, and Texas Early Day Tractor and Engine Association.|
A few horses were here, but none bred for the plow.
A nice looking Paint.
A bucket trencher
Turn of the century power generator.
Bob and Frank
Frank cranks her up. This steam engine was bought in Pittsurgh, PA and moved to Prairie Lea in 1889 by the Katy Railroad and by wagon. In 1921, it was moved to Andice to power a cotton gin built by William Davidson. Oliver A. Howland worked in the gin and later bought the engine to power a cedar mill he built in Jollyville in 1940 and operated for several years. About 1980, the mill was dismantled and the engine saved as Mr. Howland wanted to operate it for his grandchildren.
This is the biggest two-cylinder engine that I've ever seen.
|Mid-1920's Fairbanks-Morse Diesel Engine 4 cyl. 2 cycle 40,000 lbs. - Ordered by Seymour, Texas to generate electricity for residents. Obsolete by mid-1900's. Saved by J. J. Finley of Eastland, Texas.|
Eight tractors in a row
Big tractor, "big" girl
At the other end, there is a nice row of tractors ready to make a run.
Rumely Oil Pull Tractor with power takeoff.
1916 Happy Farmer Tractor $550.
"The Master Farm Power" revolutionizing the world's greatest industry
The owner was very proud of his washing machine with the agitator.
1915 Dexter Washing Machine made in Fairfield, Iowa. Placard
Frank made a nice sign and picked out a shaded area for our cars.
I'm sure you would have enjoyed the sound of rain on this tin roof.
Six cars at the Dead Fish Grill at Belton Lake for lunch.
A very good Chipotle BBQ Burger