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17th Annual Old Construction & Mining Equipment Show Set Sept. 12-13

NEW ATHENS, Ohio — The 17th annual Old Construction & Mining Equipment Show will be held Sept. 12 and 13 on Ohio 519 (43672 Stumptown Road), between U.S. 22 and New Athens, Ohio. The site is just over 1 mile west of New Athens.

Antique trucks, construction and mining will be on static display and in operation throughout the weekend. Equipment owned by the Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park, members of the HCRHP, Ohio Valley Chapter of the Historical Construction Equipment Association, Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club Chapter 22, and other organizations will be displayed or in operation such as draglines, shovels, trucks, crawlers, dozers and more.

Show runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Silver Spade operator’s cab and bucket are located on the grounds. The Silver Spade operator’s cab was painted in 2017 to the original colors it was in 1965.

During show time and special events is the only time the location is open to the public and the show is a great time to visit the grounds.

A southern style barbecue food stand by Two Guys and a Grill Southern Style Barbeque will be on site. Some of the tentative food items include pulled pork, fish, burgers, loaded baked potato and other items. Menu subject to changes and additions.

All antique trucks, construction, crawler, and mining (surface or underground) equipment are welcome. Bring your antique trucks, crawler, construction, mining equipment for some digging fun or static display. Exhibitor camping available on site. Photo and history displays are also welcome Friday, and is set up for anyone wishing to bring in their antique trucks, crawler, construction and mining equipment before the show.

There is a modest admission at the gate. Visitors must follow state/local health guidelines. We ask if you are sick to please stay home and attend the show next year.

For more information about the show, contact the Ohio Valley Chapter of the Historical Construction Equipment Association at 740-312-5385, 330-618-8032 or mail: oldironshow@yahoo.com. Find Old Construction & Mining Equipment Show on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/OCMES

The Harrison Coal & Reclamation Historical Park and the Historical Construction Equipment Association-Ohio Valley Chapter both can be found on Facebook, also.

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