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For these fans of threshers, it's full steam ahead

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    Jessica Demlow of Clayton, Mich., polishes her 1948 Cockshutt 30 tractor.

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    Ken Lewis of Jackson, Mich., checks on his 12-horsepower Advance engine.

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    Ben Harbauer, 6, steers one of the family tractors as sister Anna, 3, and dad Jim ride along.

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Ken Lewis of Jackson, Mich., checks on his 12-horsepower Advance engine.

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The air was full of smoke and steam - lots of steam - as fans of old-time steam engines converged on the Fulton County Fairgrounds.














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Jessica Demlow of Clayton, Mich., polishes her 1948 Cockshutt 30 tractor.

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It was a weekend of demonstrations, a big parade, and the chance to swap stories with pals at the 63rd annual National Threshers Association reunion.















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Ben Harbauer, 6, steers one of the family tractors as sister Anna, 3, and dad Jim ride along.

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