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Foothills Antique Power Association: History

  • Foothills Antique Power Association of North Carolina, Established October &th, 2003

  • Incorporated October 28, 2003
  • 1st Annual Power Show May 19 & 20, 2004
      • (now held annually the 3rd weekend in May.)
  • Pulling track built at Fairgrounds April 2005
  • December 2005 applied for 501(C)(3) tax-exempt status
  • Spring 2006—club membership rose to over 200
  • 1st Annual Power Ride held September 23, 2006
  • Jeff Greene donated a 17 1/2 half breed engine to the club in August 2008
    • ​(on display in Heritage Village at American Legion Fairgrounds)
  • September 2009- held 1st Annual Swap Meet
  • 2012- club members completed restoration of John Deere “B” that was donated by Todd and Jeff Greene in October 2008
  • 2008- Creation of Heritage Village at Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds 
    • ​Club Pole Shed Built by Members
  • Donation of Allis Chalmers Tractor
  • 2012- Moved Saw Mill and Blacksmith Shop from Ira Cline’s Farm to Heritage Village
  • 2013- Completed construction on Equipment Building at Fairgrounds
  • 2014- Construction of pole shed on fairground property (Begging of General Store Structure)
  • 2014- Windmill and various other items donated by Wayne Huffman in
    • memory of his parents, Emory and Jeanette Huffman
  • 2014- Ira and Ann Cline donated a variety of items: plows, teasers, etc
  • 2015- Completed Construction of General Store
  • 2016- Completed Chinking and Closing in the Log Building
  • 2016- Construction of Lean-To of the General Store Side
  • 2016- Grist Mill and other items donated by Wayne Huffman
  • 2017- Poured concrete under General Store lean-to, added running band-
    • saw and steam engine to the display in the General Store and added water pump to the windmill
  • 2017- Remodeled the Saw Mill structure​

T​hank you to all the families who have donated to the club!