Stanley Steamers

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Saturday, Sept, 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11
State and Union Streets
Firing Up Demos at 1:30 pm and 4 pm

In 1907, when mushrooms were first successfully grown in Kennett Square, the automobile industry was in its infancy.  At that time, automobiles powered by steam were in the forefront — the most advanced technological wonder of the day. The Stanley brothers with their Stanley Steamers were among those inventors leading the way.
In nearby Yorklyn, Delaware, the Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights Preserve cares for a fleet of 15 operable steam-powered Stanleys. The collection’s 1915 Stanley Mountain Wagon will be at the Mushroom Festival (weather permitting).

Members from the Marshall Steam Team will give Firing Up demonstrations at 1:30 and 4 pm.

uccessfully grown commercially in Kennett Square automobiles powered by steam were all the rage.

To learn more about the Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights Preserve, click here.

 

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