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Thousands made the trip this past weekend to the Half Century of Progress Show.

The show shows off old farm equipment from all over the country and features all kinds of makes and models, which draws people from all over the world to the National Aviation Center. Max Armstrong is one of the organizers of the event, he feels having all the farm equipment on display brings back a lot of memories for farmers who used the equipment several years ago.

[audio:halfcenturyshow1.mp3]A Word From Max Armstrong[/audio]

The Farm Progress show thought they should have something to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Progress Show in 2003. Russel Buwer explains the first Half Century of Progress show was such a big hit, it came back around when Illinois was the host of the Farm Progress Show again.

[audio:halfcenturyshow2.mp3]A Word FromBuwer[/audio]

The Half Century of Progress Show took place over the past weekend in conjunction with the Farm Progress Show which takes place this week. Organizers were pleased with the turnout this past weekend and hope for a great event again in 2013.

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