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Hanover Tractor Ride, Threshing and Sawmill Event scheduled for Aug. 22

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The 5th Annual Hanover Tractor Ride will be held on Saturday, August 22, beginning at 8 a.m.

Tractors and drivers will be assembling at the Hanover Corner (Junction of M-27 and C-65) to begin their ride. They will travel through three counties as they head south through Buena Vista County, then west through Ida County, and back north through Cherokee County.

A coffee break and the noon lunch are included in the $15 registration fee. Drivers must be 16 years of age. One rider per tractor is allowed unless a special seat is provided.

Tractor riders are invited to stay at Hanover for the day and enjoy the Annual Threshing and Sawmill event.

The oats, which were cut and shocked earlier, will be threshed at the Hanover Village southwest of Alta (junction of C-65 and M-27) beginning at 1 p.m. A large steam engine will power the old-time threshing machine.

Hanover Historical Village - This gas station is just one of the historic sites at the Hanover Historical Village, located at the junction of M-27 and C-65. Photo contributed
Following the threshing event, everyone is encouraged to stay and enjoy the operation of the sawmill. The steam engine will also be used to power the sawmill as it will be sawing trees into lumber.

This is a great opportunity for young families to witness farm work of yesteryear and for all to reminisce about times past. Food will be available. There is no admission charge.

For more information, call 712-282-4247 or 712-434-5382.

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