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These pics were posted last year on the old ATF under different topics and provide a summary of displays at the 2011 Colfax Persimmon Festival. The Festival will be held this year on Nov. 3.
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The Best for Last...Mrs. Jim's persimmon pudding and pumpkin bread...YUM YUM :!:

 

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I remember when you posted this Jim. Thanks for reposting. I really enjoyed the pics especially the tobacco stick mill. That is still the only one I have ever seen. One of these days when Melinda and I retire I think it would be fun to travel around and go to local festivals. This one is one I would like to see and maybe get some of that bread and pudding.
 

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Now Jim, I guarantee some of that pumpkin bread would have come back to Missouri if I'd been there !!!! I can almost smell it from here right now....

I've never heard of a tobacco stick mill. Is that its single function ?

....Gordon, want some company in your festival travels....????
 

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Like Gordon, that was the first stick mill I have ever seen. When I was a youngun, every tobacco farmer I knew had plenty of sticks and I don't ever recall ever seeing any sawed. Lots of pine sticks were often split by hand from a log section. Most sticks were 52 or 56 inches long. I have sawed poplar, oak, and pine sticks, a stack about 5 feet high by 10 feet long. Farmers would also have a supply of splinter-free, smoothed sticks on which to hang tied hands of tobacco to haul to market. The tobacco could easily be slid off the sticks for packing in a tobacco basket for display and sale at the warehouse.
 

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Thanks Jim , like Wendell said I could smell the Pumpkin bread ,even second time around. :lol:
 

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PUMPKIN BREAD!!!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: MMMMM LOVE that Stuff that and Spice Cake :mrgreen:
Looked like a Great Show Jim wheres This Show at What month and date is it this Year?
 

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Boy i really Like that 55 Ford Stake-Bed and that Original AI :mrgreen:
 

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Brendan, the fest was last Saturday, Nov. 3. I have some of this year's pics to post and will try to do it soon.
 

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Brendan, stop by "around the campfire' and introduce yourself to ATF members. Glad you joined us :!:
 
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