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Eldon Myer holds one of his favorite toy tractors, out of more than 1,000 he's collected in the last 30 years.

Toy tractor enthusiast collects a bit of history

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For almost 30 years, Eldon Myer, 70, of Hammond, has been collecting farm history in a miniature way.

In the last three decades, Myer has collected more than 1,000 toy farm tractors.


His hobby started in the early 1980s, when he came across a few toy tractors at Christmas time that reminded him of the equipment he saw growing up in a farm family, in East Ellsworth.

Toy shows, flea markets and auctions are the most common places Myer acquires his toy tractors.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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