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Tuscarora Valley Heritage Days 1995

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By Gail Anderson | Jul 1, 1999

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A 5 HP New Holland No 15 on a saw rig, owned by Don Saner of Mifflintown.
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A young collector in the tractor parade.
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A 5 HP New Holland No 15 on a saw rig, owned by Don Saner of Mifflintown.
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1950 Farmall Cub 'White Demonstrator,' exhibited by Ken Flore of Paxinos, Pennsylvania.
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1950 Farmall Cub 'White Demonstrator,' exhibited by Ken Flore of Paxinos, Pennsylvania.
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What a difference in perspective 25 years can make! Waaaayyyyy
back when, when I was a kid, a trip to ‘the mountains’ of
Juniata County, Pennsylvania, was akin to a trip to the edge of
civilization (at least I thought so). We often ‘vacationed’
at the hunting camp my dad belonged to; primitive facilities at
best. Never crossed my mind that our vacation paradise was smack in
the middle of serious farm country.

Flash forward to July 1998. Now married and working for GEM, I
pack the camera and the husband in the car for a road trip to East
Waterford, the ‘big town’ nearby our Willow Run Camp, for a
visit to the 10th annual Tuscarora Valley Heritage Days.

Wow! Nothing like this ever happened here when I was a kid!
Loads of tractors–164 registered, in fact–and a nice selection of
engines, including the collection of Nathan Bailor, which is
pictured on the front of the 1999 Steam & Gas Engine Show
Directory.

While my husband the machinist lost himself in the flea market
looking for treasures, I found a prime spot on top of a loading
ramp to watch the tractor parade. No one color or company was
overly represented–it seemed there was at least one of
everything.

Along with all of the machinery and some great food, the show
features Native American exhibits, local history displays (I’m
a sucker for local history displays!), a benefit auction, and loads
more. This was a really pleasant show to go to. Put it on your
calendar for July 22-25, 1999. For info, contact Gary Zeiders, P.O.
Box 7, East Waterford, PA 17021, telephone 717-734-3171.

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