Historic Power Show to Honor Fulton County R.E.M.C.  
                                                         & Feature CASE Tractors


     Rochester, Ind. – Organizers are gearing up for the Fulton County Historical Power Show
June 20-22, 2014, located on the Fulton County Historical Society grounds four miles north of
Rochester, Indiana, on U.S. 31.  Show hours are Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Fri-Sat. admission is $5.00 for adults (age 12 and over), free for children
age 11 and under. Sun. admission $1.00 for adults (age 12 and over).  Free parking and tram
rides will be available. The grounds are handicapped accessible.
    The three-day event will host exhibitors of antique tractors, lawn tractors, hit-n-miss engines,
farm equipment, and antique trucks.  Toy Show and vendors of a variety of foods, crafts, flea
market items, and swap parts will also be available on the grounds. The museum and Living
History Village called Loyal, Indiana, will be open during the festival, free of charge to festival
attendees.  Other visitors coming to the museum and Toy show that weekend will have to pay
admissions to the grounds to visit the museum normally open Mon. thru Sat. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
       This year featured farm will be Kromland Farms. The Krom family has a collection of  IH  
tractors and co-hosted the Farm Progress Show in 1989.. Watch for more detailed story closer to
the show.
         This year the featured tractor this year will be the CASE tractors & garden tractors. We
invite anyone with a CASE or any other unusual tractor or piece of equipment, no matter what
condition to bring it out for display; you do not have to be a member to exhibit.  A variety of
tractors will be at the show including International Harvester, Farmall H, Allis Chalmers, Ford, John
Deere, Case, Minneapolis Moline, Massey Harris, Oliver, Cockshutt, McCormick Deering, etc.  All
colors are welcome. Also displays of hit-n-miss engines, combine, trucks & other various farm
related equipment and miniature train to name a few.  This will be fifth year for Antique Trucks
Display. All colors & brands are welcome.
     This year’s featured business will be Fulton County R.E.M.C. , Rochester, Ind. Fulton County
R.E.M.C. will have an exhibit tent in center field of the show and have a display of memorabilia.   
       Lily Pearl’s Tractor Square Dancers will perform at 3 p.m. Friday followed by antique tractor
light & medium weight pull will be held at 7 p.m. On Saturday the antique tractor heavy weight pull
will be at 1 p.m. followed by Lily Pearl’s Tractor Square Dancers at 5 p.m.  and other
entertainment to be determined at 7 p.m.  On Sunday starting at 9 a.m. with the Powder puff and
team tractor pull - two tractors pull one old-fashioned stone boat. The teams have to pull evenly
to make it work.  Followed by the 50/50 pull at 1 p.m. Sunday - both the driver and the tractor
have to be 50 years old or older to participate.
    The Indiana Garden Tractor Pullers will hold a pull starting at 4 p.m. Sunday.  This will be held
on FCHS grounds after the Power Show is officially over for the weekend.
        Food vendors will provide something for everyone’s taste buds: sandwiches (hot & cold),
onion rings, Kettle Korn, ice cream, elephant ears, and cotton candy. The Historical Society will be
serving all you-can-eat breakfast buffet each morning starting at 7 a.m. each morning. This
includes Sausage Biscuits & Gravy, Hash Browns, Scrambled Eggs, Ham, French Toast, Fruit &
Drinks.  Also in the air-conditioned meeting room of the museum, lunch will include a submarine
sandwich and homemade pie.
  Activities during the show will include a parade of trucks and tractors each day at 11 a.m..  
Tractor games will take place all three days.  These contests are all done while on a tractor or
garden tractor.  Games for the kids are also being planned such as Pedal Tractor Pull and Money
in the Straw, and more.                   
     Demonstrations will include baling hay, corn grinder, burr mills,corn sheller,  buzz saw, edger,
and sawmill. These activities will take place at different times during the
day.                                                                   
     Tucker Thayer, president of the Fulton County Historical Power Association, as well as the
other members of the group are very enthusiastic in planning the Power Show. Members are from
Fulton, Pulaski, Marshall, St. Joseph, Kosciusko, Miami and other counties. Persons interested in
joining the group can do so by sending dues of $15 to Fulton Co. Hist. Power Assn, PO Box 773,
Rochester, IN  46975. The Power Association is a branch of the Fulton County Historical Society
and meets on the second Tuesday at the Fulton County Museum at 7 p.m. of June, August,
October, February and May. Annual meeting is held first Saturday of December.
    The Power Association has this question for you, the reader.  What special or unique piece of
equipment do you have hidden away in your barn?  Would you like to exhibit at a power show?
Now is your chance!  To exhibit at the power show, please contact the Power Association at the
above address or call Melinda Clinger, secretary at 574-223-4436 or e-mail melinda@rtcol.com.
You can also check us out on the web page at www.fultoncountyhistory.org. Application
information is on the web page.

     Pictures available upon request or you can use pictures from our web page.  If you print this
please send us a copy.

Fulton County Historical Power Show
Fulton County Historical Society
Located in North Central Indiana
12th annual
Fulton County Historical Power
& Toy Show
June 20-22, 2014  Rochester, IND
Chad Lewis, Tiosa, designed the FCHPA logo.
Lewis makes magnetic signs for tractors as well
as advertising signs for vehicles and will have a
display at the Fulton County Historical Power
Show.
About the Historical Power Association Logo:

The logo has the shape of Fulton County with a
flag flying in one corner, a windmill in the
background, and a Rumely Oil Pull tractor. This
tractor has a Fulton County connection as Edward
Rumely married Fanny Scott, great-granddaughter
of William Polke, surveyor of the Michigan Road
and Fulton County's first white settler in 1830. She
owned the Fanny Scott farm that was located west
of Rochester on Indiana 14 until her death in 1979.
Meinrad & Jacob Rumely came to Laporte, Ind. in
1848 and founded the original M & J Rumely
Company in 1853. This company was later known
as M. Rumely Company. In 1931 the company
merged with Allis Chalmers and became known as
Allis-Chalmers-Rumely.

Edward Rumely was the son of Joseph Rumely,
and grandson of Meinrad Rumely. He studied at
Oxford and Heidelburg, Germany, where he
became acquainted with Rudolf Diesel. From here
he developed a keen interest in the internal
combustion engine. In 1907 he returned to Laporte
and took a position in the company. Edward then
went to work to produce a reliable farm tractor. A
new shop building was built and with the help of
John A. Secor who developed the carburetor for
the OilPull tractor they started producing in Feb.
1910.

The Rumely OilPull was one of the first engines
able to economically burn kerosene, which was
much cheaper and more plentiful than gasoline.
Every Day Events
7:00-4:00    Breakfast Buffet & lunch (sub sandwiches and homemade
pie)                              served in museum meeting room.
9:00-5:00   Museum and Living History Village open.
Food Vendors, Flea Market, Toy and Craft vendors
Center Field Tent - Honoring F
ulton County R.E.M.C., Rochester, Ind.
Center Field Tent -  Hosting  C
ASE Tractors & Kromland Farms
Raffle Tickets available on
CASE  Pedal Tractor & other prizes -
drawing at noon Sunday
Silent Auction held on 1/16 scale
CASE tractors, and other miscellaneous items -
winners announced at  6  p.m. Saturday

                                              Friday Schedule - 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
                                           Start Time - Activity
9:00       Opening Ceremony
All-day various times - Garden tractor games on drive by blacksmith shop
10:00     Sawmill  & Field Demo (threshing, corn shelling  & baling)
- south end powered by Steam Engines
11:00    Parade - starting at south end
12:00 - 1:00    Lunch break
1:00       Tractor games on main track
2:00       Pitcher Pump Contest - North end of track
3:00       Lily Pearl's Tractor Square Dance
4:00      Sawmill   & Field Demo  powered by Steam  Engines  
7:00-     Antique Tractor Pull -
Light & Medium Weight Pulls - main track
                                             Saturday Schedule - 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
                                           Start Time  - Activity
9:00      Opening Ceremony
10:00      Sawmill & Field Demo- south end, powered by Steam Engines
9:30   Tractor  Games
10:00  Pedal Tractor Pull & kids games on the main track
11:00  Parade - starting at south end
12:00 - 1:00    Lunch break
1:00     Tractor Pulls: H
eavy Weight Pulls - main track
3:00      Field Demo (Baker fan, threshing, corn shelling & baling),
Sawmill Demo - south end,   powered  by Steam Engines
4:00 - 5:00  Kids games by track area
5:00  Lily Pearl's Square Dancing Tractors
6:00 - Announcement of Silent Auction winners
7:00     E
ntertainment to be announced -  at track
                                          Sunday Schedule - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
                                       Start Time * Activity
9:00    Opening Ceremony
9:00    Church Service in museum -
9:00     Tractor Pulls: Powder Puff Pull,  and Team Tractor Pull  - main track
10:00   Sawmill & Field Demo (Threshing , corn shelling & baling)
- south end, powered by Steam Engines
11:00   Parade - starting at south end
12:00- 1:00   Lunch Break
12:00   Announcement of raffle winners
1:00 -   Until  finished - 50/50 Pull  (Driver and tractor must be 50 years
and older
3:00   Garden Tractor Weigh-In
4:00    Northern Indiana Garden Tractor Pullers - pull

               SUBJECT TO CHANGE - SAMPLE SCHEDULE