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Tractor Pull features everything from machinery to antique dresses

Aug. 25, 2014 | 0 comments


A variety of activities for antique machinery buffs were a part of the three-day Dodge County Antique Power Club Show on the club's farm near Burnett Corners on Aug 1-3.

The 46th annual event featured a tractor pull and garden tractor and pedal pulls. It also included a haystack treasure hunt for younger children.

Cockshutt CO-OP tractors and machinery were featured at this year's event as well as gas engines made in Canada. The Economy Power King Tractor Club hosted its sixth annual reunion at the show as well.

The show featured farm demonstrations throughout the grounds. Inside the school house, antique fashions were featured together with a demonstration of dressing a bride a century ago.

Members of the Jefferson Historical Society were on hand to dress the model bride, explaining all the pieces, gloves and accessories, including the Bible and fan.

Other unique wedding gowns and dresses were on display. Michelle Zahn of Juneau had several unusual costumes and dresses on display. She also displayed the antique wedding dress she wore for her wedding.

Carolyn Dehler displayed her wedding dress from 1936 together with the white coat she wore to her wedding.

Another wedding dress was made using material from a World War II parachute. There were flapper dresses, a collection of hats and other unique pieces on display.

Throughout the day, fiber artists demonstrated their skills spinning and weaving.

Outside demonstrations included a lumber mill, blacksmith methods, threshing, corn shelling and shingle making.

The members of the Dodge County Antique Power Club continue to develop their farm into what has become a living-history farm. Several buildings are used to house permanent displays and collections.

The next project will be to reassemble a barn that has been donated to the organization. That barn will be used to provide a permanent display for the dairy-related equipment donated to the club.

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