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It is so exciting to see all the registrations continue to pour in for our 52nd Wheelmen Meet in Sedalia Missouri!  The people of Missouri are also excited, the Wheelmen were featured in an article in the Rural Missouri Magazine.  Check out page 20 to read the article, a great write-up about the 52nd Meet coming to Sedalia!

Remember that it is not too late to register for the Meet, here is the link

Or print off your form by clicking the link below.

We still have 10 dorm rooms remaining for the 52nd Wheelmen Meet July 24-28 in Sedalia Missouri!  So, it is not too late to mail in your registration for this event!!!!!

We are so very excited with the large turnout, especially from our Wheelmen living far far away on the East Coast!  Here are the counts by state, to date.

Arkansas - 2
California - 4
Colorado - 3
Delaware - 3
Florida - 4
Illinois - 16
Indiana - 6
Kansas - 8
Kentucky - 2
Maryland - 5
Michigan - 8
Missouri - 12
Nebraska - 3
New Jersey - 2
New Mexico - 1
North Carolina - 1
Ohio - 4
Oklahoma - 3
Pennsylvania - 9
Puerto Rico - 1
Texas - 2
Vermont - 5
Virginia - 1
Wisconsin - 4

Pretty amazing, huh? And these counts are with the Mackinac Island Meet happening this year, which forces many Wheelmen to pick only one summer Meet due to high cost of staying on the island.  Don't miss the fun..see James Allen below tossing a Cow Chip...JOIN US in Sedalia!!!!

Missouri Captain James Allen recommends Wheelmen riding to the 52nd Meet use Highway 36 for 194 miles from Hannibal to St. Joseph.

The Missouri Wheelmen are pulling out all the stops to make this 52nd Meet memorable!  Both hotel and dorm rooms are still available, don't miss the chance to visit historic Sedalia!!!

We all realize that all most Wheelmen need is a pair of knickers, a shirt and suspenders.  But if that is all you are after you are really missing out.  Hosting the 52nd Annual Wheelmen meet, Sedalia has one of the best, most comprehensive Victorian costume shops in the United States.  Be sure to visit Nostalgia Vintage Apparel at 515 S. Ohio Street in downtown Sedalia.  This shop also sells jewelry and antiques and has a museum of clothing through the years.

I should have added the call sign......

52nd Annual Wheelmen Meet
Operating on Bands 10-80
Call sign 'N0W' "National Zero Wheelmen"

Registrations to the 52nd Wheelmen Annual Meet in Sedalia, Missouri are coming in!  We have attendees coming in from Puerto Rico, Wisconsin, California, Oklahoma, Michigan, Florida and all states between!

One of the celebrations planned is a Special Event Station set up by Ham radio operators in Sedalia.  Ham Radio is the Amateur Radio Service administrated by the Federal Communications Commission, which issues distinctive radio station call signs at times for significant events in the United States.
Ham radio operators the world over take great pride and enjoy talking to these Special Event Stations who share their mission and purpose over the shortwave radio airwaves.  At times special event confirmation cards or certificates are awarded to the hams that contact these stations.

Many other unique events are planned for the 52nd Annual Meet!!!  Contact James Allen at 417-576-1464 or for more information and check your Spring Newsletter for the registration form.

Indeed!  Missouri Wheelman Doug Kiburz has done an incredible job of helping create beautiful trophies for the Draisine (Hobby Horse), High Wheel, Boneshaker and Safety Races.  The 52nd Sedalia Meet will be one to remember!!!

We have a few spots left for the Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville Kentucky June 7-9. Bring your antique bicycle....or two.....or three and come on down! A great weekend!!! Email or message me to claim your spot.

"Rawhide" was set in historic Sedalia, the location of this year's 52 Annual Wheelmen Meet.

The cattle drives to Sedalia, Missouri, were some of the earliest in the Old West. Called the Sedalia, Shawnee or Texas Trail, this trade and emigrant route to Missouri was blazed by pioneers during the 1840s. By 1853, some 3,000 head of cattle were being trailed from Texas through western Missouri, but local farmers tried to block the  passage because of the tick fever carried by the longhorns. In December 1855, a Missouri law banned Texas cattle, forcing the drovers to trail them through eastern Kansas—where they also met local resistance.

The trail traveled north through the Texas cities of Austin, Waco and Dallas before crossing the Red River into eastern Oklahoma (along a trail that later became the route of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad). North of Fort Gibson, the trail split into terminal branches, including the one in Sedalia, Missouri, which remained a major crossroads and the site of the closest railroad to ship on to reach St. Louis and Chicago, Illinois.

Click below to print the Registration Form for the 52nd Annual Wheelmen Meet!

October 1-7 1910, the Wright Brothers flew to the Missouri State Fair to show off the latest changes to their Bi-Plane.

Missouri Captain James Allen will bring one of the very rare Wright Brothers bicycles to the 52nd Annual Meet in Sedalia July 24-28, 2019.

Don't miss the excitement!  Click below to print off the Registration Form and mail it in today!!!

Thanks for finding this, it only proves that treasures are to be found - EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!

John, thanks for posting this.  So very neat.  Where did you find it?  We definitely need to get permission to have this for our Wheelmen Annual Meet Memorabilia and possibly place it on the Meet Brochure.

Bob was a huge help on Century Day in Oberlin.  He manned the kitchen for most of the day, making sandwiches, serving, cleaning, all with a smile.  We rode our high wheel bicycles together for the Official High Wheel Tour.

Robert Morris

Robert R.C. Morris, 71, of Marion Twp., died unexpectedly on Saturday, February 16, 2019.
Born in Reading on September 30, 1947, a son of the late Charles E. Morris and Sarah A. (Leiss) Morris, widow of Walter Starr, of Myerstown.

He was a graduate of Conrad Weiser High School and proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Robert worked 40 years and retired from Sunoco in Robesonia. He was a member of Zion U.C.C.,
Womelsdorf. He enjoyed cycling, hiking and kayaking, in addition to volunteering at the Conrad Weiser Homestead, Womelsdorf Library, Tulpehocken Settlement Historical Society, Heidelberg Historical Society and Historic Schaefferstown. Bob also enjoyed studying, sharing and preserving Berks County history.

Surviving, in addition to his mother, is a brother, Richard D.A. Morris, husband of Fran Battista, of Hershey; a
stepsister, Judy Mohn, of Robesonia; three nephews: Thomas, Charles and Daniel; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held at Zion U.C.C., Womelsdorf, on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Mary Etta Mest officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. A private burial will take place at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.  Mull Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Womelsdorf, has charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tulpehocken Settlement Historical Society, P.O. Box 53, Womelsdorf, PA 19567.

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