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Wilbur Norman operates a Farmall pulling a grain shocking machine in a demonstration of how oat fields were cut, bundled and dried for separation. The straw went to the cattle; the grain for milling or rye. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Farmalls, John Deeres on display for annual Field Days

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Tractor aficionados gathered over the weekend to bring yesteryear back.

And history was relived noisily, sputtering, smoking, choking and clanging.


"I remember coming here when there were just a few tractors," said Duane Fast of Valley City, referring to the 18th annual Field Days in Park Rapids. "Look at this now! It's on the grass roots but it's really grown," he said with parental pride.

He's been attending most of those 18 years.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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