Sunday, May 22, 2016

When you're in Farm country....

When you live in Farm country you're bound to see farm related things, shows and activities. Yesterday was the tractor show at the local library. Due to graduation's,  turnout was light but the ones that did come were classics in of themselves.

There was a beautiful McCormick Farmall "M" series tractor produced from 1939-1952. There was a colorful Allis-Chalmers (Model D-15?) sitting there. I saw a 1936 McCormick-Deering Farmall F-20 in fine shape and even a Steam powered Mystery machine. The only thing I could make out on this was "The Westinghouse company 1 1/2 HP). The man operating it was having a grand time using the sawmill attachment cutting wood for the firebox.  Even the kids got into the act with a selection of riding pedal tractors.

So you don't have to go far to find unusual sights in Illinois. Sometimes it's a forgotten cemetery, an unusual headstone, or a leftover relic from the World War. Just follow your nose and take the road less traveled. You might be surprised what you'll find.

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