Feature Restoration

Owned by:  Pat O'Hara

This tractor is a 1946 Oliver Row Crop 70.  It has optional fender extensions and a Oliver wide front, which was later added.  It was restored in 2013.

Tractor was originally purchased new in 1946 by Pat's father, Francis O'Hara,on his return from service in WW II.  He also purchased a 4-row cultivator with it.

It later became a chore tractor with a loader on it and was used that way for many years on the farm.  It has been on the farm since it was purchased new.

Camp Creek Antique Machinery and Threshing Association

 

A neighborhood threshing bee has become one of the county’s largest events and one of the biggest threshing shows in Nebraska. That first time threshing bee is now packed with history and fun-filled activities for all ages.

 

The Camp Creek Antique Machinery and Threshing Association’s 75-acre showgrounds is located east of Waverly. Buildings include a one-room schoolhouse, country church, general store, drug store, summer kitchen, craft barn, depot, horse barn, saddle shop, gas station, post office, blacksmith shop, and print shop, food pavilion, and ice cream shop.

 

Show attractions include a steam crane, gas engines, steam engines, antique tractors, draft horses, corn shelling, baker fan, saw mill, blacksmiths, power house, butter making, petting farm, scale model steam locomotives, children’s playground, antique vehicles, outdoor flea market, plowing and field demonstrations, vintage crafts, and plenty of threshing and baling demonstrations.

 

The organization currently has over 400 members. Meetings are held monthly at 8 p.m., except for September and December, at the VFW Hall in Waverly. Dues are $20 for individual and $30 for family.

 

For those wishing to join, they are invited to send in their name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, and dues to Camp Creek Threshers, P.O. Box 422, Waverly, NE 68462. Members will receive a monthly newsletter.

 

The Camp Creek Threshers are a non-profit volunteer organization whose purpose is to preserve Nebraska’s agricultural history. So join us in a fun filled environment, activities, learning experience.