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Published April 20, 2010, 09:21 AM

Antique farming practices on display at Illinois show

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Already grumbling over mowing the lawn? Trying watching a horse-drawn plow.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Already grumbling over mowing the lawn? Trying watching a horse-drawn plow.

Literal horse power will be on display at the Antique Farm Show May 1 at Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site.

Fields will be plowed with teams, weather permitting. Other historic farm equipment and techniques from the 19th Century will also be on display.

The show is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Area residents who still use horses in farming will bring their teams and antique equip-ment. Other old-time implements will be displayed at the blacksmith shop.

Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site near about 20 miles northwest of Springfield is a reconstruction of the 1830’s log village where Abraham Lincoln spent six years of his life.

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