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Successful 34th Annual Show

| September/October 1996

  • Bennett Johnson
    Raffle winner Bennett Johnson.
  • John Deere BR tractor
    Christopher Boyens plowing with a John Deere BR tractor pulling a 2-12 John Deere plow.
  • Aerial photo
    Aerial photo by Tracker's Sky Dive Team.

  • Bennett Johnson
  • John Deere BR tractor
  • Aerial photo

3919 Greenbrier Drive, Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

September 15-17, 1995 we held our show at Atkinson, Illinois, with Heritage Day for Antique Engine and Tractor Association, Inc. It is a day set aside for local school children and retirement home residents, and provides a rare opportunity for young and old to learn, reminisce and enjoy our Midwestern heritage!

The show began with breakfast Saturday morning. Following the meal were Working displays such as a sawmill, shingle saw, oat threshing, mall board plowing, corn binding, along with crafts and an antique flea market, providing the activities throughout the day.

Special events on Saturday included the Tracker's Sky Dive Team of Annawan, Illinois, providing a morning chute landing demonstration, while the 'River Bend Pullers' had a tractor pull through the afternoon.

The static tractor display of 60 units, plus various makes and models, featured the Minneapolis Moline line.

Fairbanks-Morse was in the spotlight for the gas engine area. The Hopper family of Franklin Grove, Illinois, displayed an impressive line. A total of 150 or more made a nice running display.


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