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Authentic coach pulled by John Deere tractor delights kids at West Virginia festival

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

He used farm equipment to tow the state coach, as he pulled it with a John Deere tractor.
He used farm equipment to tow the state coach, as he pulled it with a John Deere tractor.

A resident of Huntington, West Virginia, has recreated an old stage coach as a way to remember his youth, and the man decided to bring this nostalgia to residents from the state at the annual pumpkin festal, according to the Huntington Herald-Dispatch.

The news source reported that David Vititoe first got the idea to restore an old vehicle like the stage coach after he was approached by a fellow civil war re-enactor about a possible restoration project with a coach and a Saratoga Wagon.

"Because of my involvement with the West Virginia Pumpkin Festival, I thought these items might have some educational interest. So I told the man if the price was right, I would be interested," Vititoe told the Forum.

According to the news source, it was after the restoration of the coach that Vititoe decided to use the vehicle in the parade at the pumpkin festival. He used farm equipment to tow the state coach, as he pulled it with a John Deere tractor.

The West Virginia Pumpkin Festival takes place each year, as music fans, agricultural enthusiasts and interested West Virginians come from around the state to participate in the gathering, according to the event's website.

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