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PHOTOS: Visitors enjoy pieces of yesteryear at Antique Power Show

Tony Kimmes took his son Rhodes, age 2, along on top of the tractor for the parade route. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 6
Visitors enjoyed watching a parade of tractors and other vehicles moving through the grounds on each day of the show.2 / 6
Several vendors were located throughout the Pioneer Village grounds selling antique items.3 / 6
There were several onlookers throughout the weekend at the Rock Quarry for rock crushing demonstrations. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 6
Paul Collinson has been making brooms at the Antique Power Show for 15 years. He first learned the skill when he was 14 years old. He is pictured stitching the broom. Michelle Wirth / RiverTown Multimedia5 / 6
Women dressed in 1940s fashion rode in the vintage military vehicle during the parade.6 / 6

HASTINGS — The 27th annual Antique Power Show at the Little Log House Pioneer Village was held July 28-30.

More than 50 restored buildings, a replica of the Hastings Spiral Bridge, flower gardens and other restored machines were on display for visitors.

In addition, the show featured demonstrations at the rock quarry, the printing press, the blacksmith shop and more. Other events included the daily parade, re-enactments by the Cannon Old West Society and a tractor and truck pull.

The annual Antique Power Show is held during the fourth weekend of July. Steve and Sylvia Bauer created the village to display some of southern Minnesota's most prized historical artifacts. The village began in 1987 when Steve brought a little log cabin to the farm. The Bauer's restored it and then slowly started collecting and restoring more buildings and artifacts.

The three-day event is only held once a year for the general public to come view and enjoy the pieces of history.

Michelle Wirth

Michelle Wirth graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2013 with a degree in journalism and web design. She worked as a web content editor for a trade association before coming to the Hastings Star Gazette in 2016.

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