Rural Missouri - September 2017 - 3

CONTENTS
Volume 70

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SEPTEMBER 2017

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Number 9

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IN EVERY ISSUE

In search of elk
Keeping track of Missouri's growing herd

12 Preserving liberty
Saplings carry on as living symbols of freedom

16 Focus on photos
White River Valley helps 'Power Up' Eagle Eye Camera Club

22 Fulfilled with flowers
Beaufort flower farm focuses on the joy each stem brings

30 Shooting for a cause
Cooperatives pull for conservation

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Cooperation

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Perspectives

18

Eats

26

Recipes

30

Outdoors

34

Events

40

Neighbors

42

Just4Kids

32 Link Union and Dawson Hollow
This group keeps the music in the family

ABOUT OUR COVER

T

he cars will be racing by fast on Interstate 70
near Boonville, but a few feet away at the Brady
Farmstead Showgrounds, demonstrators
and spectators will be enjoying a more oldfashioned pace of life at the 54th Annual Missouri
River Valley Steam Engine Association Show.
Visitors fill parking lots and campsites across
the approximately 82-acre showgrounds that were
donated by Arnold Brady in 1997. The four-day
festival highlights a different style of tractor every
year. Allis-Chalmers tractors were showcased in
2016, as seen on our cover, and the feature for 2017
is "Oddball and Lesser Known Classics."
A few of the activities available every day during the showcase include steam and gas threshing,
blacksmithing, horse and tractor field demonstrations, draft horse and mule events, antique engines
- such as the 1917 Harris Machine Works Jumbo

photos by Paul Newton

pictured at right - displays, farmhouse tours, lumber sawing and a daily Parade of Power showcasing
the impressive machines on the grounds.
Looking to enjoy the rolling Missouri countryside
at a leisurely pace? Join in the approximately 48-mile
tractor cruise Friday morning.
Multiple pulls will be held Friday through Sunday
on the grounds adjacent to Exit 111 on Interstate 70.
Friday night features both a truck and tractor pull
while Sunday afternoon showcases participants a
little younger in age. The Hartland Garden Tractor Pull
is a youth-friendly event which focuses on teaching
kids about competition and sportsmanship.
The 54th Annual MRVSEA Show is Sept. 7-10 in
Boonville. For more information, visit www.mrvsea.
com or call association president Earl Haller at 660888-9412.
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