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The Whitehurst Diaries - a visit to Green River Tractor show
It's a highlight of Jim Whitehurst's year, one he eagerly anticipates. He was rewarded this year with the sight of all the tractors, especially the old Cockshutt 20
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By Sharon Whitehurst
The Annual Green River Tractor Show is an eagerly anticipated event for Jim Whitehurst.
Jim buys, sells, refurbishes and trades a never-ending roster of vintage tractors which call to mind his earlier years on a Vermont farm.
Jim loaded a current favorite 1958 Massey 50 behind old 'Snort'n Nort'n' [ his cherished 92 Dodge Cummins] and headed for the Home Place on Green River, yesterday, in spite of dark clouds and a spatter of rain.
By the time Jim strolled along the rows of tractors sunshine gleamed on shiny hood and fenders. The old Cockshut--something of a rarity--was one that caught Jim's eye.
No. Before anyone asks: Jim didnít buy a tractor yesterday! There are several still in our dooryard awaiting diagnosis and parts!
This story was posted on 2014-06-22 09:06:07
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