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My fourth entry for the Show Us Your Home!
I think that one of my favorite things about my hometown is that it has many of its own yearly town traditions like the New Year's "Pickle Drop" in the town square where this truck is always waiting with a barrel to catch the man-sized paper mache pickle which has been the town's mascot for many years. The town of Dillsburg was named in honor of the chief of the earliest settlers, Matthew Dill, who located here about 1740.
Another one of Dillsburg's biggest traditions is Farmer's Fair (also known as the Tractor Parade by neighboring towns) which had been around since 1905 and is held on the main street (Baltimore Street) in town. It is also where I took this photo. Small towns like Dillsburg supplied the everyday needs of the farming community and the success of local businesses depended on the local farmers, so Farmer's Fair is held yearly to honor the local farmers and their hard work. There aren't many places around where it's normal to see farm equipment traveling down the main roads and highways on a regular basis to get to another field or to bring harvested crops back to the farm. There are actually signs along the road with the picture of a tractor to signify "tractor crossing" to go along with the very common "deer crossing" signs.
Taken in Dillsburg, PA
Photo By: Me
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