half century of progress

Midwest Ag Expo

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Yesterday my husband Keith and I braved the last of the Polar Vortex that paralyzed the Midwest! With temperatures S-L-O-W-L-Y rising we headed out to a Midwest Ag Expo. The drive was a beautiful, but frosty ride to the Gordyville horse arena where we got our fix. Our farm and antique tractor fix that is! […]

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Get ready because it will be here before you know it! The Half Century of Progress at a recent planning meeting was referred to as “The Greatest Show on Earth”. While the circus has that motto all  sewed up, when you are talking tractor shows at least here in the US, it is certainly true.  […]

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Half Century offered up some neat tractor variations!

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This year’s Half Century of Progress was impressive as always.  I loved seeing new and different equipment which says a lot for somebody that has been writing about old iron for a lot of years.  At this year’s show I interviewed the fun Justin Click and learned about the Bryan Tractor.  Justin Click, a professional […]

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What do you say about a man that changed the face of the antique tractor collecting hobby?  Almost anyone that has been to the Half Century of Progress or the I & I Club’s Historic Farm Day’s has seen Darius’s hand at work. He could move mountains with a phone call or a look. Darius […]

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Horses at the Half Century of Progress

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The Half Century of Progress wasn’t all about machinery; it was also about horse power.  Jim Buzzard of Beecher City, Illinois was at the show with his Haflinger horses that pulled a John Deere two-bottom plow. He chose this beautiful breed he said, “I like the Haflinger size and their nature.  They are probably the […]

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