the farm, 1800s style
Antique Farm Show Saturday at Lincoln's New Salem
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[May 01, 2013]
PETERSBURG -- Horse-drawn plows,
historic farming equipment and agricultural techniques from Abraham
Lincoln's day will be on display Saturday at Lincoln's New Salem
State Historic Site near Petersburg.
The free Antique Farm Show runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
are invited to come and watch plows work the fields in the village
of Lincoln's New Salem. Central Illinois farmers who still use
horses for farming will be on hand with their horse teams and
antique equipment to demonstrate early plowing, planting and other
agricultural work. The fieldwork demonstrations will take place
A display of historic farming equipment will be set up in a field
by the Blacksmith Shop, near the entrance to the village, allowing
Antique Farm Show visitors to learn about agricultural developments
from throughout the 19th century. The Vintage Ag Association of
Menard County will have an antique tractor display in the parking
lot by the Visitor Center.
The event is co-sponsored by the New Salem Lincoln League.
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Lincoln's New Salem State
Historic Site, administered by the Illinois Historic
Preservation Agency, is a reconstruction of the 1830s log village
where Abraham Lincoln lived for six years. It is about 20 miles
northwest of Springfield and 2 miles south of Petersburg on Route
[Text from file received from the
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency]