Saturday, August 28, 2010
There was a demonstration by dance group and lots of activities besides all the tractors and farm equipment on display. Quite a few of the one cylinder engines were on display and running. I know I saw a couple of "E"'s and some engines of that other color. One fellow had quite a collection of ice cream makers while another had an impressive tool display. There were brats, burgers and hot dogs to eat. The thermometer in my car said it was 92 degrees outside as we left about 2 pm. We went to the Cracker Barrel and had a nice lunch and then drove home. The Dougherty Museum can be seen on the Boulder City Parks and Rec website, but the best way to find it is to Google Dougherty. I think next summer I will buy a pass so I can visit several times over the summer. We didn't see any of the antique cars inside today, just the tractor show vehicles. There was a 1954 Ford pickup and a 1947 International KB-5. The International was most interesting to me as I have a KB-8. I remember driving to somewhere in the middle of Wyoming in that truck with my Dad. We met Ralph Kent, a friend of Dad's that had a ranch in Montana at the time and we had a tractor on the flat bed. It was a very hot day and I remember sitting in the middle of the cab of the truck just behind the shifter. I don't think Mom was along, I probably rode where I did just to be close to Dad, have I mentioned I was a Daddy's girl? Anyway when we got lunch at a local restaurant, I wanted my favorite meal at that time - Chicken Fried Steak. Ralph Kent didn't think I could eat all of that and he bet Dad lunch that I wouldn't. After Ralph paid for lunch we moved the tractor onto his truck and we all went home.