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Nostalgia ruled at Iowa State Fair

By Staff | Aug 27, 2010

Not all John Deere tractors are green, as testified by these industrial models of the orange 420 and yellow 320, showing the colors they received from the factory.

By CLAYTON RYE

Farm News staff writer

August 18 was Older Iowans Day at the Iowa State Fair and a 20-year tradition of displaying antique and classic tractors was continued with 84 tractors shown by members of the Central Iowa Two Cylinder Club on the Grand Concourse.

Club member Jim Seeman, of Woodward, unloaded his tractor at 4:30 a.m. onto the Concourse. He was the third one there for this one-day event.

The fair wanted all tractors in place by 7 a.m., he noted, so service vehicles could do their jobs getting ready for the needs of the day.

This year the Central Iowa Two-Cylinder Club displayed one of every model of two-cylinder John Deere tractors.

Also on display were models from the New Generation and various other makes of tractors, all owned by Central Iowa Two-Cylinder Club members.

With pleasant weather and an appreciative crowd, Jim Seeman summed up the day saying, “It was great.”

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