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Farming Heritage Group Prepares for Summer Show  

April 22, 2013
Farming Heritage Group Prepares for Summer Show
In preparation for their Summer Antique Tractor, Steam Engine, and Gas Engine Show, members of the Will County Threshermen’s Association held a workday at their new home—the Round Barn Farm Park in Manhattan, Illinois.

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Engines of the Past  

July 22, 2012
Engines of the Past
Will County Threshermen's show delights tractor fans of every age

Tom Runty, of Maple Park, Ill., has been coming to the Antique Tractor, Steam Engine and Gas Engine Show since its origin in 1962.

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Threshermen preparing for annual reunion  

July 6, 2012
'The old-fashioned way' Threshermen preparing for annual reunion at Dollinger's Family Farm
The Will County Threshermen are working in the fields to gather the grain. If a modern day farmer was in the field, he or she would use a “combine” or combine harvester to cut the wheat, thresh it and winnow or separate the wheat chaff from the wheat grain.

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July 24, 2011
Show brings together antique-engine fans for a humid weekend
In spite of upper 90-degree temperatures, and heat indexs in the 100s, the Will County Threshermen did a wheat threshing demonstration at Dollinger Farms in Channahon.

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July 22, 2011
Antique Tractor Show Goes On; Heat Doesn't Deter Fans
Farm history came alive for a group of homeschoolers at Dollinger Farm in Channahon. During the Antique Tractor Show on Friday a group of about 20, adults and children, received a personalized tour by steam tractor driver, Tom Runty.

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July 19, 2011
Bringing history to life: Threshermen’s group revives farming’s past
Awesome steam engines — those big black prairie monsters from the bygone days of farming — will once again show their mettle this week at Channahon.

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July 7, 2011
Local Tractor Enthusiasts Star at Will County Antique Steam Engine and Gas Engine Show
When Alan Shewchuk went to Stagg High School in Palos Heights, he liked to fix up vintage tractors.

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