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Ontario Plowboys Win Fame for High Quality of Work


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WIN FAME FOR HIGH QUALITY OF WORK

Plowing matches in Ontario have done much to make the plowboys of the province famous for the high quality of their work, according to F. A. Lashley, sec- retary- manager of the Ontario Plowmen's Association. Seventy branches make it broadly repre- sentative of farmers throughout the province.

The best known activity of the association is the International Plowing Match and Farm Machinery Demonstration, staged each year on a different location. Beginning in 1913, there were only 31 entries, with one tractor only on exhibit. From this small beginning, the event has -grown to the point where there are more than, 600 entries each year and at- tendance figures for the four days range from 100,000 to 150,000 people.

Mr. Lashley said: "As interest in mechanization grew, a farm machinery exhibit was built up until this year at Cobourg some 35 acres are required for the '"Tented City" which houses these exhibits. At the "International" farmers from all over the Pro- vince come to see championship plowing and to view the many ma- chines available for the farm, home --the biggest exhibit of its kind in Canada. There were approximately 175 exhibitors and 30 food concessionaires ready to receive the public when the Match opened.

While the International is the big feature of the Ontario Plow- men's Association year, those ac- tive in the organization feel the work of carrying on local matches and providing coaches to instruct the younger farmers is at least (?)


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Ontario Plowboys Win Fame For High Quality of Work
Source: The Evening Guide, Thursday, October 8, 1953
Acquired: February 2008
Date of Publication:
8 Oct 1953
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World-Plowing-Match-08-38
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.95977 Longitude: -78.16515
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Ontario Plowboys Win Fame for High Quality of Work


Ontario Plowboys Win Fame For High Quality of Work
Source: The Evening Guide, Thursday, October 8, 1953
Acquired: February 2008