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A Steamy Weekend with Eastern Shore Threshermen in Federalsburg, MD

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The history of agriculture runs deep through the heart of Maryland, and without it the region would be bereft of the tales of dedication and hard work it took for farming families to get food to our tables.

Mickey Stant replacing tubes in the Farquhar portable steam engine. Image Courtesy of Threshermen.Org

Mickey Stant replacing tubes in the Farquhar portable steam engine. Image Courtesy of Threshermen.Org

The Eastern Shore Threshermen & Collectors Assoc., Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and demonstrating antique farm machinery including: Steam Engines, Antique Tractors, Gas Engines, Stationary Engines, Threshers, Implements, Steam Models, Antique Cars, Miniature Steam Train, Antique Machinery, Shingle Mill, and Rock Crusher.

The history of the organization goes back several generations to tell the tales of families who worked from sun-up to sun-down using the machines and equipment collected and demonstrated at the 54th Annual Wheat Threshing, Steam & Gas Engine Show held on August 1,2 &3, 2014.

The 54th Annual Wheat Threshing, Steam & Gas Engine Show makes a great family outing for those with children who love the big tractors they while traveling. Bright, big and green they tower over the smaller lawn tractors they see in suburbia. Kids of all ages will enjoy seeing how the massive machines work, the kind of work they are able to do, and how steam power made work easier. The show may spark the imagination of a future engineer.

The YouTube clip gives you an idea of what you’ll see. I like the big belt driven equipment, since I used to work in a belt driven machine shop. I like to play with the big toys too!

Admission and parking is free. Food is available for sale; breakfast starts at 7:00 a.m.

The 54th Annual Wheat Threshing, Steam & Gas Engine Show
August 1, 2, 3, 2014
Rt. 313 between Denton and Federalsburg, Maryland
Official opening 10 AM each day. Events throughout each day.
FREE ADMISSION – FREE PARKING
PARADE OF EQUIPMENT 5 PM FRIDAY & SATURDAY, 4 PM SUNDAY
FREE EVENING ENTERTAINMENT
http://www.threshermen.org/index.htm

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