Jay Nixon, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI Proclaims Sept. 23, 2010 to be Antique Tractor Preservation Day in Missouri
WEST PLAINS, Mo (May 18, 2010) – Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon, Governor of the State of Missouri today signed a proclamation designating September 23, 2010 to be Antique Tractor Preservation Day in the State of Missouri.
Antique tractor enthusiast and West Plains, Mo resident Michael Hinton announced that www.TheAntiqueTractorShow.com, the internet’s premier vintage farm machinery site, has received and been bestowed this prestigious honor on behalf of a growing community of antique tractor enthusiasts.
“We are pleased to have been awarded this Proclamation,” stated online show host Michael Hinton. “This is a significant honor and recognition for antique tractor collectors and enthusiasts worldwide, the community of West Plains, Mo and the people of the State of Missouri.”
TEXT OF PROCLAMATION:
WHEREAS, antique tractor enthusiasts restore and study the history of vintage farm machinery, with the antique tractor representing a lifelong passion for some and fond memories for others; and
WHEREAS, antique tractors are a tangible reminder of Missouri’s agricultural heritage and rich rural history; and
WHEREAS, in February 2010, Michael Hinton created TheAntiqueTractorShow.com with the goal of carrying-on the legacy of keeping the great tractors of the past, ever present, long into the future; and
NOW THEREFORE, I, Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon, Governor of the State of Missouri, do hereby proclaim September 23, 2010, to be
ANTIQUE TRACTOR PRESERVATION DAY
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, this 18th day of May, 2010.
Hinton created www.TheAntiqueTractorShow.com in mid-February 2010, with the idea that it will come to serve as a ‘virtual home and showcase window’ for a growing community of antique tractor enthusiasts who indulge their passion for buying, restoring and displaying antique farm machinery.
About Michael Hinton: Michael Hinton was born and raised in rural Central Kansas. After career moves to Nebraska, Iowa and Arkansas, he and his family make their home in West Plains, Mo – located in the country’s beautiful Ozark region. Michael’s expanding collection of antique Farmall tractors, passion for machinery of the past, and admiration of the community in which he lives, led to his desire to develop www.TheAntiqueTractorShow.com
About West Plains, Mo: West Plains (Pop. 11,662) is located in south-central Missouri and serves as the county seat of Howell County. It is the largest city within an 80-100-mile radius (approximately 86.7 miles from Springfield, Mo and 139.2 miles from Little Rock, Ar). U.S. Highways 60, 63, and 160 crisscross our area, as do State Highways 14, 17 and 19. Much of the scenic beauty surrounding West Plains, Mo is part of the Mark Twain National Forest. Notable residents of West Plains throughout the years include baseball players Preacher Roe and Bill Virdon, singers Porter Wagoner and Jan Howard, actor Dick Van Dyke, author Daniel Woodrell, and pilot Stephen W. Thompson. For more information, visit: http://westplains.net/tourism/tourism.php