20th Annual Power Of The Past Show Sept. 12th, 13th & 14th 2014 Featuring John Deere Tractors & Engines
The Power Of The Past Antique Engine & Tractor Association Of Ottawa, KS
The Power of the Past Antique Engine and Tractor Association started as a gathering of a handful of antique engine and tractor buffs in 1995. Our mission is to preserve the past, bring back the memories of days gone by, and create a learning experience for younger generations through demonstrations of equipment at various events throughout the year.
One reason for starting the organization is the Warner Manufacturing Company was located in Ottawa until the early 1950's. Warner manufactured Ottawa engines. The Power of the Past began in 1995. Our first show was at the Franklin County Fair Grounds in Ottawa. There were about 10 tractors and a few engines. The Historical Society was our sponsor. The second year the fair grounds weren't available for the date we needed, so the show was moved to the Orlis Cox baseball complex. After the second show, we separated from the Historical Society and formed our own organization. The Power of the Past Antique Engine and Tractor Association was born from nine members. Lewis Reed was our first president. Through the years we have grown to nearly 400 members.
To see the fun and excitement this group has, please take a minute to visit our Events. You can preview pictures from past events and relive good times we've had. If you like what you see there, don't hesitate to join us. Becoming a member has many great benefits!