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Default Freeport Illinois Threshing Show

I have a few other threads going as well, but figured I should get a posting in the Shows & Swap Meets forum.

The STEPHENSON COUNTY ANTIQUE ENGINE CLUB in Freeport Illinois is having its 43rd Annual Old-Time Threshing & Antique Show, August 3rd, 4th, & 5th, 2012.

The Feature Tractor is Oliver tractors and equipment, and the club has had some Spec Cast Oliver Tractors made up for the show which I believe are priced at $50.00 each. I don't think they are Individually numbered, but they do have a small plaque attached to the tractor frame and are labled on the box as being 1 of 100 made. Sec Cast puts more detail into their tractors than ERTL did, and these are highly detailed and sure to go up in value. Many of them were 'pre-ordered' and are already gone, but there should be some available yet in the Oliver feature area.

The Feature Engine this year is "Odd Ball and out of the Ordinary Engines" so if you have something that really stands out and doesn't fit in with other displays, this is the place to go this year.

We are also hosting the Henney Homecoming Reunion, co-sponsoring the event with the Stephenson County Historical Society and the Henney Chapter of the Professional Car Society. Along with the Henny Hearse, Ambulance, and Flower Car owned by the club, we are proud to say that we will have the 1927 Henney Funeral Coach featured in the Movie "Get Low" with Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, & Sissy Spacek, and other veicles and memorabilia from the Henney Buggy Company and the Henney Motor Car Company of Freeport Illinois.

Please see the clubs website at for more information. I believe there is also a mapquest link on the website for driving directions, along with contact information for various questions on different displays.

The last I heard, due to scheduling snafu's, we will only be having One Steam Traction Engine this year, so we will be using more of the smaller tractors for the threshing and sawmill, but there will still be those activities, PLUS the barrel stave mill, shingle mill, prony brake and dynanometer, 12 horse sweep powered horse power threshing, antique cars and trucks, antique fire trucks, tractors, hit and miss and throttle governed engines (some powering equipment in their displays), operating Blacksmith Shop, 60hp Fairbanks Morse Diesel, several large buildings full of displays, large Flea Market, Midwest Championship Antique Tractor Pulls, Horse Pulls, Daily Parade, and a mile down the road from the Fairgrounds we have the Clubs Silvercreek Museum, the huge 130 Ton Cooper Corliss Stationary Steam Engine, and the Silver Creek & Stephenson Railroad offering Steam Train Rides with the 1912 Heisler Logging Locomotive.
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