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WHEEL HORSE -FEATURED TRACTOR AT the South Jacksonville, Illinois -Prairieland Heritage Museum -Sept. 2013

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Lane Ranger

Looks like WHEEL HORSE is the featured Lawn and Garden Tractor this year at the Prairie Land Heritage Museum - Steam Show and Fall Festival Days held on September 27, 28 and 29th, 2013

This is a great show and thanks to Denny Clarke and Martin Howard and my brother David Ralph and I we had several wheel horse tractors displayed last year. There were NO Wheel Horse tractors at the Show in 2010 when I attended my first show.

Here is a photo of the Red Square members in attendance in 2012!

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Martin's Howard's handy work on display at South Jacksonville in 2012:

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Denny Clarke on parade in 2012 at South Jacksonville show:

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Part of the display at the 2012 show:

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Announcing 2013 Features

Advance is the feature steam engine. Feature Tractors are lesser known classics, and feature garden tractors are Wheel Horse.

Features

Watch an antique tractor pull and shop the flea market which includes a large selection of tractor parts and mag repair. Stop by the Children’s Activity Area 9 a.m.-noon Saturday to watch the Illinois State Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pulls. Education Day is Friday, Sept. 28, student groups will be admitted free and there will be tours for long term care residents from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Family Fun

Catch a ride on the wobble wagon or train, learn to drive a tractor, get lost in the corn maze, let youngsters participate in a pedal tractor pull, or just sit back and watch horse games or a parade. Visit a petting zoo and check out a giant fish tank. Enjoy a children’s museum, story time, and crafts compliments of the Jacksonville Public Library.

Entertainment

Bandstand performances will be Friday, Sept. 28, from 10-11 a.m., Jonathan Turner Junior High School Choir; 11:30 a.m.-2p.m., Jacksonville High School Music Department; Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. “The Round Mound of Sound†with R.B. Burnett, “Harmony†with Glen Gobel, and “Saved by Grace†with Rod Nicholson; 1-2 p.m. The Chosen Ones; and Sunday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Ken Bradbury and Friends. Rob Brogdon will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Liberty Church. Sunday worship services will be held at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Daily Demonstrations

Learn about sorghum/molasses production, tractor and horse plowing, threshing, baling, grinding, hay lifting, and much more.

Displays: Walk through displays of gas engines, lawn and garden tractors, horse drawn equipment, steam engines, and antique tractors and equipment.

1949 John Deere A

1949 John Deere A, 2012 Raffle Tractor

Prizes

Go home with chances to win a handmade quilt or your choice of a 1949 John Deere tractor or cash.

Food

Get a taste of Prairie Land’s ham and beans cooked by steam engines, corn bread, pie and drink from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the barn dining room or visit one of the many other vendors.

Other Attractions

Go back in time and take a peek at the general store, one room school house, sawmill, blacksmith shop, Liberty church and museums.

Golf cart rental available. Reserve a cart in advance by calling Battery Specialists at 1-866-275-2742. Two-passenger cart rental rates: One day $50; Three day $125. Four-passenger cart rental rates: One day $70; three day $175

Prairie Land Heritage Museum Institute

Located on the corner of Lincoln and Michigan Avenues • P.O. Box 754, South Jacksonville, Illinois 62650-0754

plhmshow@aol.com

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Lane Ranger

Red Square Folks and Wheel Horse owners :   If you are thinking about attending a nice show where WHEEL HORSE will be the featured Lawn Tractor this year it is the Paritland Heritage Museum Site in Jacksonville, Illinois in September.

 

 

If you have any questions contact Mike Hall, Show Co-Chair and Lawn Tractor chair at 1-217-494-7105.

 

 

We hoope to have a good showing of Wheel Horse tractors and a numbr of Red Square Members in attendance!

 

 

Please , Spread the word to your friends !

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CasualObserver

Lane, there's a few of us Minnesota guys thinking about a road trip down.  Last time I checked, rydogg, TerryM and joebob were all on-board.  Just have to make sure it fits everyone's schedules.

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Lane Ranger

Excellent!  Stevasaurus told me some of this at Mentone Swap Meet in April!   This would be great as three years ago there was only one Wheel Horse at the show and it was a LAWN Mower not a Lawn Tractor!

 

I want to see all those great Minnesota Lawn Rangers and the other great tractors you guys have to add to the show!

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stevasaurus

Here is the website... :)

http://www.prairielandheritage.com/

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Lane Ranger

Jacksonville, Illinois -Prairieland Heritage Museum Show - September 27, 28 and 29th, 2013   - SHOW AGENDA  and SHOW FLYER

 

 

Great Show and This year Wheel Horse is the Featured Lawn and Garden Tractor !

 

 

 

****   Just Click on Flyer and Agenda to see larger Versions!  ******

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

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stevasaurus

I am looking forward to this show Lane.  I could not figure out how to add those flyers.

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Lane Ranger

Looking forward to seeing all the Red Square guys at Jacksonville too Steve!    I finally figured out one way to get the poster/flyer and agenda on the Red Square Show posting !   You can click on it to make it so you can read it!

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jbumgarner

Looks like a cool show, I will be planning on coming.  Maybe bring my 702 and POND walker with sulky.  We'll see if I  can get the sulky finished up.  Time will tell. 

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stevasaurus

Jeff...hope you bring that Pond with the sulky.  I would really like to see that.  See you there. :)

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CasualObserver

Looking forward to this!

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jwl

It might be a double header, on Jeff's with sulky's. I may be able to come and I now have a second Pond tractor and some attachments. One of them being a sulky which I put behind the unit with the sickle mower. If I can get someone to switch work weekend with me I'll be there.  

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CasualObserver

So forgive me, I'm a planner.  Was looking up the show grounds for the Prairieland Heritage show.

 

Lane, or any of the other guys who've been before want to give us the layout?  I've placed map grids over this screen shot of the grounds.  Whereabouts do we set up/park, etc?

 

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jwl

Good idea to get the plan of attack.  I was reading some place where they lock the gates at 7am. Not sure if I want to carry my stuff into the grounds from a parking lot. So who knows the details of this show?

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Lane Ranger

Jason- Good planner prep!

 

E-1 is the entrance  doe the lawn and Tractor folks to display.

 

G, H, I and J  - 1 areas are the lawn tractor, mowers, and small engine display areas  -AND last year the show had an area closest to Michigan Avenue roped/or snow-fenced off for parking trucks and small trailers)    However they have some other areas for larger, longer trailers with trucks also.   Not sure where that is going to be this year.

 

 

Mike Hall is the Co-Chairman of the Show.  He is also the Lawn and Garden Tractor guy for the show.  He has a small RV trailer set up at the entrance of the  G-1 grid area with a canopy/tent for signing in and getting credentials, buttons/badges and exhibitor tags.    Most of the area for display is roped off with metal stakes/rods.  

 

The traffic ways are wide enough for two/trucks and trailers to pass etc.  They let you have ample time for loading and unloading and setting up in designated areas.    I asked Mike to try and get a larger area designated for Wheel Horse but have not heard back from him yet.   We had a very nice display with Martin Howard, Denny Clarke and Lane and David Ralph on the second row at the very beginning of the G-1 area last year.   I asked if we could perhaps get that again -only larger!

 

PS:  That big ring in the center of the area for the show is the steam railroad track!

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jwl

Excellent report!! I can confirm that I will be there with two walk aways , a sickle mower, a sulky, and a plow. I'll bring one of my 10x10 easy ups, so for who ever is planning out the spaces needed, that what size I would like. I wont be there until early Saturday morning.  See you men on then.

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Lane Ranger

Looking good Guys!    We are going to have a boatload of Wheel Horse tractors there this year!

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dclarke

Last year was my first year to attend this show, if I remember correctly grids K L and M are parking. I was able to park my truck and trailer there and entered the show grounds through a gate located at the bottom center of grid J2.

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ELECTRORIC

I'M ARRIVING ON FRIDAY WITH FIVE TRACTORS RJ58,552,753,1045,ELECTRO 12 AND A TUB CART. LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING RED SQUARE MEMBERS.

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Martin

so who all is camping at the show? are there any other details involving camping, amenities etc? i think if its primitive camping we will be doing just days at the show and driving home nightly. not sure i want to deal with another camping 'episode' with no running water etc this year.......

thinking of doing the friday as well as the weekend, but not definite yet......

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dclarke

I'm not sure what they have for camping, Martin. I'm only 40 minutes away so I'll sleep at home. I plan on going Friday and Saturday.

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CasualObserver

I'm not camping. Got a room there in Jacksonville.

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Lane Ranger

FYI  Martin and others here is some camping information for the Jacksonville, Illinois area.    I have been to Lake Jacksonville and it is a nice site!

 

We made reservations at the Comfort Inn in January for this show -so that is where we will be staying Friday and Saturday night.

Lane

 

 

Camping Information

 

 

CAMPING

BUENA VISTA RESORT
Buena Vista Resort is located 1630 US Highway 67, Chapin, IL. The resort area has 56 full service sites; 50-30-20 Amp service; water; sewer; five full bathrooms, one being ADA accessible; laundry; exercise; and massage room.

This environmentally friendly resort is the perfect getaway offering large green areas for relaxation, wildlife viewing, exploration, family adventures and romantic excursions. Buena Vista Resort provides newly built first class facilities, spacious accommodations, varied recreation, planed events and continuous facility development. The resort features cedar pine private cabins with beautiful knotty pine interiors overlooking serene lakes and made for the ultimate camping experience. RV pads are also available with large green areas allowing ample room between you and your neighbors. Resort amenities include a wide variety of entertainment including paddle boating, canoeing, fishing, outdoor/indoor games, movie nights, spa days, and many more amenities not listed.
www.buenavistaresort.net

 

 

CRAZY HORSE CAMPGROUND
Crazy Horse Campground is located at 2113 Crazy Horse Road with 52 total Camp/RV Sites; 9 Pull-Thru Sites; 24 30 Amp Service; 8 50 Amp Service; 32 Full Hookups; 10 No Hookup; 45 Max RV Length; 32 Accommodate Slide-Outs; 20 Tent Sites; 10 Seasonal Sites. All new lodge, fishing in two newly stocked ponds, boating and frisbee golf. Close to Jacksonville shopping and dining. 25 acres of wooded hiking hills and trails.
www.crazyhorsecamp.com

 

 

GREEN PASTURES CHRISTIAN RETREAT CENTERgreenpasturespond.jpg
Green Pastures Christian Retreat Center is located near Meredosia, IL on U.S. Hwy. 67 16 miles north of Jacksonville, IL. The camping area has 6 Full Hookup RV sites and 12 Electric Only RV sites. Camping sites are available on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Tent and group campers are welcome. The facilities include a picnic area, fishing pond, shower-house, dump station, amphitheater, hiking trail, firewood, soda machine and recreation equipment. Alcohol is prohibited. The Retreat Center has facilities for seminars, conferences, reunions, concerts, summer camps, personal retreats or other special events. The main building has a large auditorium, dining hall, commercial kitchen, 2 small meeting rooms, and a large den area with fireplace. Overnight accommodations include a 16 unit motel facility, two 40 bed bunkhouses, two efficiency style cabins, and a family cottage. All of the retreat facilities have heating and air-conditioning. Cary and Sharon Coker serve as host for Green Pastures and will provide you with additional details or booking information.
www.greenpasturesretreatcenter.org

 

 

LAKE JACKSONVILLE
All the beauty and excitement of the great outdoors awaits you at Lake Jacksonville. Whatever you're looking for in outdoor recreation, fishing, sailing, swimming, skiing, canoeing, hiking, picnicking, you'll find it here. Located just 3 miles south of Jacksonville on Highway 67, this 500 acre, man-made lake features a camping area complete with electrical hook-ups, shower and restroom facilities, dump stations and trash pick-up. Camping is available April 15 - October 15. Hike along the more than 22 miles of wooded shorelines, cool off with a swim, or just lay in the sun on sandy Goveia Beach. Lake Jacksonville was stocked in 1986 and 1987 with 800,000 bass, bluegill, catfish and red-ear sunfish. 5,000 hybrid stripers were added in 1989 and 1990. At its deepest point, Lake Jacksonville is 38 feet deep. The average depth is 13 feet. For information call: 1-800-593-5678. A handicapped accessible fishing dock is available on Goveia Beach. Alcohol prohibited. Free to public.

 

 

WESTERN ILLINOIS YOUTH CAMP AND RETREAT CENTER
Western Illinois Youth Camp and Retreat Center provides an excellent natural setting for all group outings. The facilities are located on the eastern shore of Lake Jacksonville and can accommodate groups of 15-200. Special rates for one day, weekend or week long outings can accommodate the budgets of most groups. The camp and retreat center is available for large group use during the spring, summer and fall months. Winter use is also available for smaller groups. Consider holding your next reunion, retreat, alumni club, school program, church meeting, company workshop, or family outing in the serene and picturesque beauty of the Western Illinois Youth Camp and Retreat Center. For additional information rates and availability please contact: Western Illinois Youth Camp and Retreat Center 2244 4-H Club Road, Jacksonville, IL 62650 Toll free (866) 827-2267 or (217) 673-3771.
www.westernilyouthcamp.org

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Martin

thanks for all the camping info, lane. 

i think i will make the trip down friday by myself with the tractors and stay friday night, jeanine and kent will come down saturday. not sure on camping though, if there is no on the grounds camping, might just get a motel room or sleep in my truck......

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Lane Ranger

I just rec'd the attached message from Mike Hall at Praireland Heritage Museum site in Jacksonville.   I asked him if it was first come first serve or if he had a number people could call and get a reservation for a campsite.   I will post when I get a response.

 

Lane

 

 

 

Yes there is. Water and 20 amp electric. Thanks

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

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