Old-time farming still grabs attention at Rantoul show
Visitors from around the world descended on to the former Chanute Air Force recently to take a trip to the past.
The biennial Half Century of Progress show in Rantoul, organized by the I&I Tractor and Gas Engine Club, featured a variety of vintage farm equipment, including more than 1,000 vintage trucks and tractors, according to AgriNews.
Attendees got to walk through rows and rows of the equipment and watch field demonstrations of how they work.
Bob Free of London, Ontario, and Ken Alderson, who lived in Waterford, Ontario, stopped by before going to another show in Decatur.
Anderson told AgriNews that he and his father attended the Half Century of Progress show in 2003, and he keeps coming.
"We thought it was good, and I try to work around things to come to the show," Anderson said.
The next Half Century of Progress Show is planned for Aug. 22-25, 2019.