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By Jennifer Simms
Editorial@lhvc.com 

Celebrating the Tractor

 

September 10, 2017

Photo by Jennifer Simms Jerry Slepicka (right) shows Dennis Spencer of Greeley what’s under the hood of his vintage McCormick-Deering tractor. The Slepicka family brought 14 of their 24 vintage tractors to the Yesteryears Farm Show at the Dougherty Museum in Longmont recently.

The Yesteryears Farm Show in Longmont has been a family tradition for Niwot’s Slepicka family since 1990. The event, held annually during the last weekend in August, celebrates the history of farming through displays and demonstrations of antique farm equipment.

Known for their antique tractor collection, which they display at their property on 79th Street in Niwot, Jerry and Marsha Slepicka are fixtures at the show.

“We want to make sure to keep history alive,” Marsha explained when asked what brings them back year after year. “Kids want to know about farming and how things were done.”

Marsha spent the weekend inviting children to spin the prize wheel at their booth while her husband Jerry chatted with visitors. “We love to talk to people about [our tractors],” Marsha said.

 

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