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- A tractor museum in North Dakota features unique John Deere tractors
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- John Deere plays its part in Perryville's Old Timers' Day event
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John Deere plays its part in Perryville's Old Timers' Day event
Posted by Green Fun Store on 5/31/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
In Perryville, Missouri, John Deere tractors were featured during the 35th annual River Hill Antique Tractor Club's Old Timers' Day, according to the Southeast Missourian. Although many local farmers are disappointed in the recent weather, this ensured a healthy attendance rate for the event. The activities in Old Timers' Day include wheat threshing, corn grinding, hay baling wood sawing and blacksmithing. Tractor games were also played, accompanied by a parade and poker run.
Many of the old timers had a lot to say about the shifting trend of farming. "It used to take you a week to get a couple fields ready," Group Treasurer John Muench told the news source. "Now they [farmers] do it with a big tractor in about an hour."