Tractors the rage at plow day

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The first antique tractor plow day was April 22. The Yampa Valley Antique Power Club hosted the event at Blaine Tucker's residence, south of town. Wayne and Wesley Counts sponsored the event.

Antique tractors ranging from the early 1940s to the late 1950s plowed with one to five bottom plows. The newest tractors were more than 50 years old and the oldest were about 70 years old. The plows were about the same ages.

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A dozen or more tractors and their operators worked as the afternoon passed turning last year's wheat stubble into the plowed ground. Some of the tractor drivers traded plows, either to have an easier and narrower plow to pull or a wider and more difficult plow to pull.

Many tractors finished the field, including all of the corners. There were many spectators including children, spouses and friends of the drivers and club members.

Next spring, when the ground dries out, the Yampa Valley Antique Power Club plans to host the second annual plow day.

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