On December 12, 2018, after months of dedication and perseverance, Mississippi International Harvester Collectors was granted Chapter 44 designation by the International Harvester Collectors. Special thanks to Bob Buxton and IHC Officers and Directors, Emmett Webb-IHC Membership Secretary, Dick Forster-IHC Legal Advisor; IHC Alabama Chapter 23 for the generous $500 donation and photography; Dixieland Old Engine Club for allowing MS IHC to set up a membership table at the Fall Show; Fred Temple and the MS Ag & Forestry Museum Staff.

We would also like to extend a special Thank You to members from IHC Chapter 43 Appalachian Mountain Region of North Carolina. Jerry Merrill, Larry Merrill, and Morris Edney took the time to sit down with the founding members of MS Chapter 44 and give us some helpful information as we were trying to get this new Chapter started. We appreciate your time and input. Welcome Mississippi.

–Jerry Merrill, Past President