2015 Half Century of Progress Show

Mammoth Half Century of Progress Show puts old iron to work across more than 600 acres.

Paul Harms marvels at the pace of change since 1956, when his dad used a Model 45 combine like the one Paul operates at the Half Century show. “It’s just overwhelming to me to think that my dad sat in the open air and ate all that dust,” he says. “Now we have air-conditioned cabs. You just hit a button and go.”
Photo by Teri McManus