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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

27th Morgan Ranch plowing dry, warm


October 25, 2018

Spectators follow the tractor line in a trailer pulled by a vintage McCormick-Dearing.

An estimated 200 people converged on farm ground off Manning Road northwest of Colfax Oct. 20 for the 27th annual Plow Day at the Morgan Ranch.

Started by David Morgan, 86, and son Alan, 66, the event has kept on each year since 1992 as farmers and hobbyists bring in period tractors to plow an 18-acre stretch by the Palouse River.

"We took the fence posts out, but earlier we used to lean against the fence and recollect to each other how we used to do it, and how we think these young guys should be doing it," said the elder Morgan. "It's a social thing."

Another 25 acres were also plowed wi...

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