AACA - CHESAPEAKE REGION

                    Recent Event Photographs

2019  Tour: Hi-Land Horse Farm Collection

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On Saturday 04/27/2019 Chesapeake Region members were invited to tour the attractions at Hi-Land Farm, in Highland, Maryland.

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In addition to horses, the farm is home to an extensive collection of farm-management and fire-fighting equipment.

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Owner, Scott Shearer was gracious to invite our Chesapeake Region members to visit his amazing collection.

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Most of the antique fire engines on display previously served local Maryland communities.

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The sunny, breezy Spring weather brought out many of our members.

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This fire engine previously served a volunteer fire company in the Laurel, Maryland area.

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Quite primitive by today's standards, no doubt it was quite effective in its day.

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This fire engine previously served the Goodwill Fire Company of Queen Anne's County.

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Our members parked our antique cars and trucks among the displayed fire apparatus.

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Massive engines power these large, heavy trucks.

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Farm owner, Scott Shearer purchased the red Crosley "Crosmobile", for sale at our March 2019 Chesapeake Region Collector Car Swap Meet. Now running, it sits beside another Crosley in his collection.

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For export purposes, the "Crosmobile" company name designation was used to avoid issues with the similarly-named British car company: Crossley.

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An antique steam-powered farm threshing machine, with lots of associated noise, was being demonstrated on one of the farm fields.

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In an adjacent field, a horse looked on, in seeming amazement at the sight and sound.

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The M Rumely Company, producer of the late 1800s threshing machine, was based in LaPorte, Indiana.

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By mid-day the hungry crowd of visitors was ready for a lunchtime picnic of a wide assortment of delicious foods and desserts.

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Time to sit down, relax and socialize a bit.

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An after-lunch ride in a surrey with "fringe on top" was the perfect treat for our event organizers: Gary and Vicky Wilmer. Many thanks to Gary and Vicky, and to our gracious host Scott Shearer.