The Fair Board selected parade entries which it felt best represented the theme. ”
The County Fair runs through Saturday, July 23. See additional parade photos on pages 6D and 7D. We saw a variety of film favorites on the streets of Carlyle Monday night with “Memorable Movies” as the theme of the 2016 Clinton County Fair Parade.
Seven young ladies representing Albers, Aviston, Carlyle, New Baden and Trenton will vie for the crown and title of Miss Clinton County Fair 2016 at the pageant this Saturday, July 23 at 2 p.m. at Mater Dei High School in Breese.
The pageant is one of the final events of the 2016 Clinton County Fair. Additional information on the fair can be found at clintoncofair.org.
Photos by Traditions
Portrait Design of Carlyle
Late last year, when the Santa Fe Levee District decided to replace its 1929 Fairbanks Morse levee pump engine, the massive three-cylinder engine was donated to the American Farm Heritage Musuem in Greenville. For 86 years, the engine drove a 52-inch water pump located within the Santa Fe Levee District pump house, south of Bartelso.
Museum volunteers started the removal process in mid-December 2015, and the removal process took about one month to complete. The engine was moved to the museum in Greenville, and that’s when the hard work began. With the help of generous donations of money and equipment, numerous hours of labor and a lot of great help, the engine is reassembled and almost ready for “Heritage Days,” a three-day farm show to be held at the museum July 29-31.
On Saturday, the reassembled engine was started and it will be running in the air-conditioned main building of the museum. The Model 32 Fairbanks Morse engine was built in 1929. It runs on 180 horsepower (hp) at 257 revolutions per minute (rpm). The fuel consumption is 7-8 gallons of diesel fuel per hour under load. The cylinder bore is 14 inches and the stroke is 17 inches.
The three cylinder diesel engine is cranked by applying air to the number one and three cylinders. The engine will start on the number two cylinder. After the engine is started, it will then run on all three cylinders. The water pump is still in service at Bartelso with a new engine supplying the power.
Learn more about the Santa Fe Levee District engine and see it in operation at the museum’s Heritage Days on July 29-31 at the American Farm Heritage Museum, 1395 Museum Avenue, Greenville (left on Illinois Route 127 at Museum Avenue, just south of Interstate 70 at Exit 45).
Attractions include train rides, tractors and working farm engine displays, tractor games, tractor and horse pulls, kiddie pedal pulls, farm life and quilting demonstrations, Lil’ Red Barn museum displays, steam engines, operating sawmill, wheat threshing, rock crushing, Hill’s Fort display, military museum display, Sunday car cruise, live music daily, food, flea market vendors and lots more fun for young and old.
Hours are 8 a.m. to dark on Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $7 per person; ages 12 and under are admitted free. A three-day armband is $10 per person.
You can learn more about the museum by visiting its website at www.Americanfarmheritage museum.com or search for American Farm Heritage Museum on Facebook.
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