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Fri Jun 12, 2020, 04:33 PM

Tractor pulls---a big deal in IA. One for kids in Story City late 90s

It was part of the Story City Scandinavian Days

They had some kids toy tractors. A kid would peddle hard and try to pull a log attached to back of tractor. Fun to watch. My visiting niece seemed to enjoy it.

One yr at IA State's VEISHA celebration (it was stopped b/c of parties that degenerated into fights and riots with injuries and manor property damage) ---people had rigged up John Deere toy tractors with motors etc --everything needed. Then they paired up to see which one could pull the other

Fun to watch. Loud but not like a real pull. You could hear real ones blocks away.

People competing said they spent lots of $$ fixing up the toys to be competitive

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Reply Tractor pulls---a big deal in IA. One for kids in Story City late 90s (Original post)
bobbieinok Jun 2020 OP
stopdiggin Jun 2020 #1
doc03 Jun 2020 #2
soothsayer Jun 2020 #3
tblue37 Jun 2020 #4
bobbieinok Jun 2020 #5

Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 04:38 PM

1. Home Improvement -- Tool Time (nt)

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 04:43 PM

2. We have a steam tractor festival here. They have a

slow race. When a steam engine stops at top dead center they stall out the last one running wins.

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 04:46 PM

3. Tractor pulls are surprisingly fun to watch

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 04:55 PM

4. At age 5 I lived in Story City from 1955-1956. Brings back memories. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 12, 2020, 05:03 PM

5. Lived in Ames from 68 to 89. Went to Scandinavian Days almost every yr. Lots of food

Sons of Norway food array

Crafts

Folk dancing contests

Flea market

Often had emissary from Norwegian royalty

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