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Illinois antique farm equipment show celebrates 10th year

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Antique farm equipment has been featured in a show in Illinois for 10 years.
Antique farm equipment has been featured in a show in Illinois for 10 years.

A recent tractor show featured a variety of antique farm equipment, along with an interested audience to boot.

According to Illinois' Galesburg Register-Mail, the Maple City Antique Tractor Association's tractor show celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. Brent Underwood got the event started back then and said that the show still draws a crowd.

"The response from the community has been excellent," Underwood told the paper.

Along with organizing the show, Underwood had his own piece of machinery on display at the show. There he featured at 1939 John Deere Model B tractor.

Of course, Underwood wasn't alone in showing off pieces of older agricultural equipment. Dean Schwartzkopf, of Milan, told the newspaper that he has been collecting farm equipment for at least 15 years. He said that since he retired about 10 years ago he has had more time to devote to the hobby.

Antique tractors are a popular draw for shows across the country. Many of these events are put forward by organizers in order to allow people to connect to their past through the equipment once used to plant and harvest crops.

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