Powerful memories

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Goessel?s 36th annual Country Threshing Days this past weekend resurrects the time when primitive tractors and engines powered Kansas agriculture.

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The grounds at Country Theshing days exhibited myriad expressions of vintage agriculture, including a mule-driven threshing operation pictured here.

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Visitors enjoyed rides Saturday on an Aultman & Taylor tractor, one of the more reliable and long-lasting tractors during the 1920s. Almost 100 gas engines and tractors, along with a handful of prairie tractors, were part of this year?s Country Threshing Days in Goessel.<p>

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Warmer temperatures and Ice cream go hand-in-hand and those attending had an ever sweeter treat by watching the John Deere tractor freezer in action during the 36th annual Country Threshing Days. The event gives visitors a taste of? equipment once used for work and farming.

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A 1915 Reeves 40 gas tractor (right) weighing almost 25,000 pounds, complete with extension rims and 90-inch rear drivers, was among the many large prairie tractors (left, middle) at? Country Threshing Days. The event each year offers visitors a glimpse into the past and how large and small engines shaped agriculture in the early 1900s.<p>

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