The 49th Annual State Tractor & Engine Show is a go for 2020! Everyone is welcome to come early and stay late as always. Please maintain 6′ social distance or wear a face mask. We are not going to have the Friday night meal or serve ice cream this year to help promote social distancing.
Admission is $10. Children 12 & under are free. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. Tractor Pull starts at 10:00 a.m. Parade Starts at 1:00 p.m. Flea Market with everything from tractor parts to Arts & Crafts! Homemade ice cream! Food Trucks! Corn shelling, wheat thrashing, and blacksmith demonstrations! Big Engines started up and ran all day!
When looking through some paperwork, we came across this photo of Oliver A. Howland standing in front of his steam engine that was eventually donated to the Texas Early Day Tractor & Engine Association. Included with the pictures was a hand written note-
“The Steam Engine was bought by Will Pagett of the Prairie Lee Community in about 1889. It was shipped by Katy Railroad from Pittsburg, Pa. It was then moved by wagon about 6 miles to Prairie Lee. I’m not quite sure just when it was moved to Andice, Texas.
William Davidson built a gin in 1921 in Andice. Does not know when he sold to Carl Doering and Bill McCann. Oliver A. Howland built a cedar mill in Jolleyville, Tx in 1940. He had it in operation several years. He dismantled it all about 1980.”