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Published: 10/10/2011 - Updated: 2 years ago


Grand Rapids Applebutter Festival

Crowds fill Front Street in Grand Rapids, Ohio, for the Applebutter Festival, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, sponsored by the Historical Society of Grand Rapids. Sunday's event in the community along the Maumee River celebrated the harvest season and its traditions. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

Butch Bauer, left, and his grandson Cyril Bauer, 16, both of Defiance, grind corn into cornmeal. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Butch Bauer, left, and his grandson Cyril Bauer, 16, both of Defiance, grind corn into cornmeal.
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Butch Bauer, left, and his daughter Stephanie Larkin, both of Defiance, grind corn into cornmeal at the Applebutter Festival in Grand Rapids, Ohio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Butch Bauer, left, and his daughter Stephanie Larkin, both of Defiance, grind corn into cornmeal at the Applebutter Festival in ...
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Detrick Renner, 18, of Grand Rapids, starts his 1929 John Deere tractor. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Detrick Renner, 18, of Grand Rapids, starts his 1929 John Deere tractor.
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Elle Koesters, 8, of Napoleon, left, and Wood County prosecutor Paul Dobson, of Bowling Green, stir apple butter. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Elle Koesters, 8, of Napoleon, left, and Wood County prosecutor Paul Dobson, of Bowling Green, stir apple butter.
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Otsego Trapshooting team members Bobby Tolles, 15, of Weston, left, Chris McCann, 15, of Grand Rapids, and Alex Easterwood, 16, of Weston,  juice apples. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Otsego Trapshooting team members Bobby Tolles, 15, of Weston, left, Chris McCann, 15, of Grand Rapids, and Alex Easterwood, 16,...
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Grand Rapids Fire department members make onion rings from the 450 pounds of onions they cut up Saturday. From left: Nelson Zulch, Matt Mills, J.R. Bostelman, Ryan Cocke, and David Weilmnau. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Grand Rapids Fire department members make onion rings from the 450 pounds of onions they cut up Saturday. From left: ...
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Alan Thompson, of Sylvania Township, participates in a Lewis and Clark reenactment. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Alan Thompson, of Sylvania Township, participates in a Lewis and Clark reenactment.
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Visitors and residents of Grand Rapids crowd Front Street for the Applebutter Festival. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Visitors and residents of Grand Rapids crowd Front Street for the Applebutter Festival.
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Jay Ruggiero, left, and Frank Domalski, both  of Sylvania, are part of a World War II reenactment. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jay Ruggiero, left, and Frank Domalski, both of Sylvania, are part of a World War II reenactment.
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Fritz Hartman, of Milan, left, and Jon Amundson, of Van Wert, talk near Mr. Amundson's 1940 AR John Deere tractor he recently restored. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Fritz Hartman, of Milan, left, and Jon Amundson, of Van Wert, talk near Mr. Amundson's 1940 AR John Deere tractor ...
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Lucas Adkins, 4, of Washington Township, turns the wheel on Detrick Renner's 1929 John Deere at the Applebutter Festival. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lucas Adkins, 4, of Washington Township, turns the wheel on Detrick Renner's 1929 John Deere at the Applebutter Festival.
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The annual Applebutter Festival is a fall tradition in Grand Rapids, Ohio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The annual Applebutter Festival is a fall tradition in Grand Rapids, Ohio.
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Tim Kreps, of West Toledo, demonstrates the Lukens air rifle, carried by Lewis and Clark on their journeys. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tim Kreps, of West Toledo, demonstrates the Lukens air rifle, carried by Lewis and Clark on their journeys.
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A canoe floats along the Maumee River near Grand Rapids during the Applebutter Festival Sunday. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A canoe floats along the Maumee River near Grand Rapids during the Applebutter Festival Sunday.
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