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The Tuscarawas Valley Pioneer Power Association Inc.

The TVPPA was founded in 1963 by a group of steam enthusiasts from the Tuscarawas Valley. They felt that the area would support a steam show. They wrote up the bylaws of the association with the mission statement being "The purpose of this organization is to further the public's interest and appreciation of the power of the past that made our future bright."
The first "Show" was held  August 8 & 9,1964 at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds with ten Steam Engines and  about the same number of tractors in attendance. The first show was a success, with enough money being made to pay the bills. The show expanded to a three day show in 1966 and have held that number until today.
The forty eight Charter Members are almost all gone now, with only Shorty Miller remaining. Shorty is the only person to our knowledge to have attended all 51 shows.

We have lived with the bylaws set down by the charter members with only a few minor revision over the years, but Section 2 of our By-Laws have not changed, "It's purpose shall be for the preservation and perpetuation of antique power equipment and furthering the public appreciation of Antique Americana".

All
types of antique power are displayed and we encourage you to bring any type of labor saving device used either on the farm or in industry.

Some of the Good People Who Make the Steam Show Go

The Dover Steam Show through the years.

TVPPA Meeting's

Our regular meetings are held the first Sunday of each month, (except September, no meeting). They are held at the old Brandeywine Grange Hall located just west of Dover off of State Route 39 on County Road 139. From I-77 (Exit 81) take St Rt 39 west about 3 to 4 miles, look for a silo on the left side of the road with a church sign painted on it. Turn Right at the next road, (County Rd 139) follow to the first building on the left. All meeting's start at 1:30. Everyone is invited to come to a meeting and see first hand how our organization works.
If you have any questions or comments please contact us through the contact box or with any of our emails or phone numbers


Contacts
Emily Weldon 330-844-5415
Jeff McClenaghan 330-447-0752
Rick Logan 330-432-3392
doversteamshow@yahoo.com