Friday, July 29, 2016

Weekend Steam: National Threshers Association, Wauseon, Ohio

At about 16 1/2 minutes you will see Leroy Blaker's Port Huron engine.  You might have to be as old as I am for that to mean anything to you.  Mr. Blaker started the National Threshers Association show, and it generally recognized as the first steam show in the U.S.   Elmer Ritzman of the Iron Men Album featured that show many times in his magazine, so steam fans who read that magazine in the fifties and sixties were very familiar with Leroy Blaker and his Port Huron.  Gotta go see this show someday.  Video by Greyhound Steam.