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Missouri parade to feature used John Deere tractors

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

John Deere tractors covered with American flags and umbrellas led a procession of vehicles along the highway in Tracy, Missouri, as the drivers kicked off a tractor parade that annually serves as the opening event for the Platte County Steam Engine Show.
John Deere tractors covered with American flags and umbrellas led a procession of vehicles along the highway in Tracy, Missouri, as the drivers kicked off a tractor parade that annually serves as the opening event for the Platte County Steam Engine Show.

John Deere tractors covered with American flags and umbrellas led a procession of vehicles along the highway in Tracy, Missouri, as the drivers kicked off a tractor parade that annually serves as the opening event for the Platte County Steam Engine Show, according to the Kansas City Star.

The event, which is held at the Platte County Fairgrounds, opens with the tractor parade every year as a celebration of the area's agricultural history and the residents obsession with the farm equipment that makes it all possible, reported the news source.

Rain pelted the drivers of the antique tractors and used farm equipment, as they weaved through the roads while braving the weather in order to get the festivities started off right. The participants stopped at the local community center for a quick lunch and a break from the weather, according to the Star.

The Platte County Steam Engine Show celebrated its 50th annual running of the event, as the residents of the area braved the elements to help commemorate the special day, according to the county website. 

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