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The annual Franklin Ind toy show is fast approaching at the Franklin Fair Grounds Nov. 27 and we will be serving food that day so help is always needed so come and help out at this great event. The Bill Cramer family host this toy show and they have been a member of our organization for years. Come out and support this event

 

 

Antique tractor plow day : Saturday October 29, 2016 at the Marvin Smith farm 6976 E 700 N, Needham Ind 46162.

Thanks to Marvin and Debbie Smith for hosting the plow day event. The weather was great and plowing was as good as it has been for years. Thanks to all in attendance and doing a good job plowing and making another  great event for the history books. Check out our Facebook page for some videos of some of the tractors and also some great pictures of the days events. 

  

 

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Thanks to all attending our show and helping us celebrate our milestone of 25 years. Thanks to all of the Indiana Massey Harris Collectors members and there collections that added to our show. It is a pleasure to continue having great groups in attendance with us throughout the years. Also thanks to all tractor competitors (antique and farm tractors) at our pull strip. We appreciate your attendance and support in our pull schedule. Thanks to all the Heavy weight horse pullers for another great show. We have had a great group of gas engines and garden tractors showing at the show for years and we appreciate your being and returning to our show every year. Also thanks to our vendors for being with us for years. It is great to have the same returning folks every year.  25 th anniversary T shirts are still available so get your order in to get a collectable part of  our show. Check out several pictures from all events during the show and keep updated on our Face book page.

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New additions to show grounds 

Construction of our new registration building at the show grounds is nearly finished with the latest addition of concrete floor. It looks great. We have a work day recently and we got some finishing touches done.  Wow what a great addition to our show! This will be a great addition to the folks that work our check in for members and vendors during our summer annual show. Check out our photos page or our face book page for updated photos.  Generous donations from Max Fitzpatrick towards this project is very much appreciated. Also thanks to Shelby Materials for working with us on there donation and Milestone and all the crew for there donation of labor and finish work on the concrete floor. What a great group of local businesses to work with. We were also able to get concrete in the big gas engine building as well with all of these great folks support. Thanks also to Bob Willard for his great effort on arranging details on both concrete projects.

 

The Rural Smiths of Mid America, (blacksmith group) have been working on there building as well and it is progressing great. They can use some help on there project as well so jump in and help where you can.  This group has been a great addition to our annual show and will be a great partner for years to come.  In the coming weeks construction of this structure will help for a permanent place they can call home. 

 

 

JCAMA is a Club devoted to the restoration and preservation of the farm tools and equipment of years gone by. Our Fathers and Forefathers used these to till the soil, sow the seeds, and reap the harvest.

 JCAMA was started in the winter of January 1992. 35 Charter members started and formed the Club. That following September the first collection of Antique Machinery was brought together to have the first show.

 The Club has grown to a great group of folks from all age groups and they enjoy bringing back our Farming Heritage to life for others to enjoy. Many changes have come along in the last several decades for farming.

 One could only imagine what it was like to first farm with Horses or Oxen and then in later years be introduced to a new age, the gas engine, tractors and trucks.

 Many of our club members from the older generation have many story’s to tell about how farming has changed throughout the years and the hardships that have went along with them to bring the Farming to what we know today.

 JCAMA club members strive to bring back a little of that past every year at our show to educate the younger generation’s of today to hopefully appreciate what our Fathers and Forefathers have done for decades. Our goal is to give the older generations a chance to step back in time, and reminisce of the long ago forgotten past of our Farming Heritage.

 Visit with us at our annual show the third weekend in June and see what we have to offer for the community. Our show grounds is located in the great Johnson County Recreation Park just west of the intersection of Highway 31 and ST. RD. 252 near Edinburgh Indiana and Camp Atterbury Military base.

 CHECK OUT LAST YEARS SHOW  – CLICK HERE

Contacts for the Annual Show :   June 17-19,2016

Dwayne Hansford  317-512-0493     General Info

Tony Shireman 317-710-4655     General Info

Fred Price   317-403-2510        Consignment Auction

Bob Naylor  812-876-2072      Camping at show

Jack Adams  317-410-4488      Membership

Johnson County Park Office    812-526-6809

 

 

 

Returning to our Annual Show

We are pleased to announce that for a fifth year in a row we will be having the  Mid Summer Heavy Weight Horse Pull. Time will be Saturday eve. June 18 at 7:00 pm at the pull strip. Check out our videos on the left from last years show and see these great performers in action. We are getting sponsorship money rounded up for this event so if interested in sponsoring some prize money contact a board member through this website to get your name added to the list of supporters. This is a great group of folks that are serious about there passion for another part of the farming heritage. Cory Crafton of Greensburgh Ind will be heading up this great event with his team as well as many other teams not only from Indiana but surrounding states. These great folks travel long distance with the biggest and strongest draft horse teams to capture the prestige title. Contact Cory Crafton at 812-569-7128 for details on the horses or pull. This will be an evening to put on your calenders and plan to attend.  ..more

 At our 2012 show:

A great attraction for the 2012 annual show was a 1900 year old California redwood log that was carved into a three room house. The log is 33 foot long and around 9 foot across. In the off season it resides in the state of Florida. It  has been displayed at several state and county fairs and has been a great attraction for years. This was an opportunity to see the massive size of the redwood log that only grows in the western United States.  This is said to possibly be the oldest wood liveable structure known since the time of Christ.  Click here for more allen-redwood


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Interesting read about International Harvester Co. ... See MoreSee Less

International Harvester Co. Cyrus Hall McCormick, a Virginia inventor of plows and reapers, decided to move to Chicago in 1847, when he and his partner Charles M. Gray built a reaper factory on the north bank of the Chicago River. McCormick had a plant at Blue Island and Western Avenues that employed over 5,000 people; the Deering Harvester works on Fullerton Avenue on the city's North Side employed about 7,000. In 1902, McCormick and Deering—along with the Plano Manufacturing Co. (which had about 1,400 workers at its West Pullman plant) and two smaller farm equipment makers—merged to form International Harvester. By 1910, when IH grossed about $100 million in annual sales, it had over 17,000 workers in the Chicago area, making it the leading employer in the region. In 1962 International Harvestor employed 68,000 people nationwide, of which at least 16,155 were in Illinois, excluding employees at the corporate headquarters, construction headquarters and their manufacturing research location (no employee count for these locations). Their headquarters were at 180 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago. The construction equipment division headquarters was in Melrose Park. They had four tractor works plants: At 2600 West 31st Blvd. in Chicago they employed 2,500 people making tractors. At 260 East Elm Street in Canton, Illinois they employed 2,000 workers making farm implememts. At 1100 Third Street, East Moline they employed 2,555 making farm implements including their combines. At 500 42nd Street, Rock Island they employed 3,400 people at their Farmall Works making tractors. The West Pullman Works at 1015 West 120th Street, Chicago employed 1,600 people. Manufacturing Research was at 5225 South Western Avenue, Chicago. The Steel Division, Wisconsin Steel Works at 2701 East 106th Street, Chicago employed 3,000. A subsidiary, The Frank G. Hough Company at Sunnyside Avenue and &th Street employed 1,100 people who made material handling equipment, tractors, towing, shoveling, etc. www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/2723.html

3 weeks ago

Don't forget to tell all of your collector buddies to come along to enjoy the activities at the Clarion Hotel , Columbus Indiana March 2,3,4- 2017. Lot of parts and collectibles for sale plus seminars daily, great hospitality, state chapters, Fri eve auction. Great times! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

The 10th Gathering of the Green conference will be held on March 21, 22, 23 & 24, 2018 at the RiverCenter, Davenport, Iowa. Gathering planners are pleased to present the 2018 logo. The theme “Legend, Made Legacy” commemorates the 100th anniversary of Deere & Company’s 1918 decision to enter to enter the tractor business. The “Legend” is John Deere who developed the first polished steel plow and the “Legacy” is the long history of his company and its momentous entry into the tractor world with the Waterloo Boy.
Plans are well underway to make this the best Gathering ever and will include remarkable technical & historical workshops, dozens of outstanding vendors, excellent speakers, appealing trips & tours, a delicious ending banquet and displays you will long remember. Making the right call is the Gathering of the Green.
Put the dates on your calendar now and regularly check www.gatheringofthegreen.com and the Gathering FACEBOOK page for the latest information. E-mail info@gatheringofthegreen.com with questions.
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2 months ago

Wishing all our club members and their families and our friends a HAPPY NEW YEAR. We wish for you good health, spirits and fun in 2017. See you at the show June 15,16 and 17. This is a change from previous years, it is Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There will be no Sunday activities. You will be receiving your flyer with the club dates for meetings and events within 2 weeks of this post. If you do not and you paid your 2016 membership, please send a personal message on this page with your name and address so we can be sure you get the information. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Come out to the annual toy show tomorrow at the Johnson County Fairgrounds at Scott Hall. Plan on shopping and eating breakfast and/or lunch served by the Johnson County Antique Machinery Association. Come and have some fun. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE
We have found out that we cannot get the Nineveh Senior Citizens Bldg for our Election meeting. The meeting will still be on November 12 , 2016 with doors opening at 5:00 pm, dinner at 6:00 pm and meeting at 7:00 pm at the Johnson County Park Office.
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