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Like many summertime parades, Chamberlain’s on Saturday will include many restored vehicles, but one holds a special place to the Peterson family. “To somebody else, it probably doesn’t hold much value, but there’s a lot of family history,” said Lowell Peterson, who just finished up the six-month restoration of the early-1940s 60 Oliver tractor his dad bought around 1947. “It’s just a special piece. All of us siblings learned to drive on that tractor.” Harold Peterson purchased the three-yearold tractor at a capped auction over 70 years ago with a pull-type combine. He paid $1,200. “It was a way for people to not over-extend themselves,” Peterson said of the auction, at which bids were capped and the highest-interested buyers were entered into a raffle for the final purchase to “save some financial hardships for some folks.” The purchase has served the family well, with five generations working with it over the years.
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