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PHOTOS: Atwater Threshing Days

Folks gather to witness agricultural and farming practices from the mid-20 century.

Mallory Klema, 5, dumps corn kernels into a machine in the children's area at the Atwater Threshing Days on Saturday, September 10, 2022.
Mallory Klema, 5, dumps corn kernels into a machine in the children's area at the Atwater Threshing Days on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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ATWATER — Gentle country music tunes from the Terry Nelson Band were joined by the puttering of vintage motors chugging along as folks meandered through a wealth of exhibits on display during the annual Atwater Threshing Days festivities in the early afternoon Saturday.

The popular community event, held Saturday and Sunday at the Atwater Threshing Days show grounds just east of Atwater, was filled with people from the surrounding region who gathered for a parade, threshing demonstrations, corn shelling, kids activities and much more.

The annual two-day event serves as a historical representation of agricultural and farming practices in the mid-20th century.

Wesley Bosch of Atwater stands near his collection of hot air engine contraptions during the Atwater Threshing Days on Saturday, September 10, 2022, in Atwater.
Wesley Bosch of Atwater stands near his collection of hot air engine contraptions during the Atwater Threshing Days on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, in Atwater.
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Garth Ninow, from left, Oaklee Ninow, 5, Maverick Pierce, 6, and Allen Meyer watch a threshing demonstration during the Atwater Threshing Days on Saturday, September 10, 2022, in Atwater.
Garth Ninow, from left, Oaklee Ninow, 5, Maverick Pierce, 6, and Allen Meyer watch a threshing demonstration during the Atwater Threshing Days on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, in Atwater.
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Children play on a harvester converted into a playground during the Atwater Threshing Days on Saturday, September 10, 2022, in Atwater.
Children play on a combine converted into a playground during the Atwater Threshing Days on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, in Atwater.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
A vintage Ford 100 cruises through the parade during the Atwater Threshing Days on Saturday, September 10, 2022, in Atwater.
A vintage Ford 100 cruises through the parade during the Atwater Threshing Days on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, in Atwater.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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Linda Reagan plays fiddle with the Terry Nelson band during the Atwater Threshing Days on Saturday, September 10, 2022, in Atwater.
Linda Reagan plays fiddle with the Terry Nelson Band during the Atwater Threshing Days on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, in Atwater.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
People feed wheat into a thresher while giving a demonstration to the public during the Atwater Threshing Days on Saturday, September 10, 2022, in Atwater.
People feed wheat into a thresher while giving a demonstration to the public during the Atwater Threshing Days on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, in Atwater.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
Classic tractors cruise in the parade during the Atwater Threshing Days on Saturday, September 10, 2022, in Atwater.
Classic tractors cruise in the parade during the Atwater Threshing Days on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, in Atwater.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

Macy Moore is an award-winning photojournalist at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota.
She can be reached via email: mmoore@wctrib.com or phone: 320.214.4338.
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