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 TRACTOR EXHIBIT BUILDING 

Tractor Building Construction Begins. Burns Construction will start the first phase in April 2014.

Roger Austin, Nov - Dec 2013 newsletter

A team of volunteers broke ground to begin construction of the Antique Tractor Exhibit Building. They removed and stockpiled top soil from the 50 X 100 foot foundation area, hauled sand from the Museumís sand pit to backfill the site, and spread gravel on top. The team consisted of trucker Robert Bixby, Tom Brothers and his Ford dump truck, project leader Reg Chester hauling sand with his farm tractor and trailer, Wayne Hill, Jim McGraw operating Jim Curtisís excavator, and Ken Tupper on his JD farm tractor with front loader. Construction will resume in the spring after the winter rain and snow settles the site. In November a check for $3,000 was received from the Sea-Comm Federal Credit Union, presented by its president Scott Wilson. A check for $500 was sent from Farm Credit East by Michael Haycook, Potsdam Branch Manager. In addition, members have been coming forward to meet the $10,000 matching challenge by the Sweetgrass Foundation, with about $2,000 received so far. Gifts will be matched dollar for dollar. Further support is still needed to meet the projected building cost of $72,000.

Roger Austin, January - March - 2013 newsletter

Even as winter grips the North Country, planning has continued so work can get underway when the ground thaws. With funding promoted by the Sweetgrass Foundation challenge grant, the Antique Tractor Building could see construction begin in April. Concrete work and framing will be done by Burns Construction. Jim Mitchel will saw boards for siding in June.

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A bed of gravel marks the beginning of construction of the Antique Tractor Exhibit Building which will be located next to the road to the BBQ Shelter.

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