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Thresheree motors in for 31st year

Old-time tractors, farm machinery featured at annual show

2:56 PM, Aug. 13, 2013
Austin Gulley, Joe Bittorf, Aaron Bley and Hunter Roop, clockwise from top left, try to hoist a pig onto a nearby barrel during the traditional mud pig wrestling contest at last year's Valmy Thresheree. More than 500 spectators watched 30 four-member teams attempt to place a pig atop a barrel within one minute.
Austin Gulley, Joe Bittorf, Aaron Bley and Hunter Roop, clockwise from top left, try to hoist a pig onto a nearby barrel during the traditional mud pig wrestling contest at last year's Valmy Thresheree. More than 500 spectators watched 30 four-member teams attempt to place a pig atop a barrel within one minute.
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The 31st annual Valmy Thresheree and Antique Machinery Show takes place from Aug. 16 to 18, with antique Oliver and Hart Parr tractors and power equipment as this year's featured machines. Also featured will be "hit-and-miss" engines, simple, gas-powered engines which fired only when necessary to keep the engine speed constant and were used up into the 1940s.

The event started in 1983, when Bernie and Shirley Geisel asked a group of local farmers to produce a show that would bring back the old ways of farming, including working machinery. The Northeastern Wisconsin Antique Power ...

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