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Go back in time at tractor show

by Heidi Alder

Put on your bloomers and prepare to step back in time and see what folks used to work the ground 100 years ago.

The fourth annual Antique Engine, Truck and Tractor Show will be held Aug. 14 and 15 at Bill Ramsden’s 10-acre home.

“The equipment relates to the Industrial Revolution starting in the late 1800s to the earlier 1900s. People can see how things were done by power instead of by hand,” Ramsden said.

Ramsden owns about 40 tractors and engine, and will show some along with the 200-250 other exhibits that come from surrounding states including Colorado, California and Idaho.

“It’s a big international hobby,” Ramsden said. “This year we will provide shuttle service with a wagon and antique tractor from the street parking to the gate. No more long walks!”

Included in the show will be the 1914 wood-fired Case steam tractor that was recently brought back to the Valley.

This tractor was used on the Dangberg Ranch to make steam for the slaughter house.

There will also be tractor pulls and mixed parades including fire trucks and horseless carriages, Ramsden said.

His property is located at the corner of Stephanie Lane and Heybourne Road.

The public is invited. The event will run two days. On Aug. 14 it will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and on Aug. 15, it will be open 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Food and refreshments will be provided by the Sertoma Club, and a $3 donation will be charged to cover costs.

For information for exhibitors and collectors, call Bill Ramsden at 267-4816 or Dennis Chaney at (775) 246-3157 up to 8:30 p.m.