Sunday, June 14, 2009

Palmer's little town celebration: Colony Days





Each summer, Palmer celebrates the town's roots with Colony Days. It commemorates the arrival of the Pioneer families who settled the colony in the 1930s. The weekend is full of small-town events like a classic car show, the parade, showing off the vintage tractors, a best smoked-salmon dip contest, bed races, etc. I tried to get a few good shots of the Forest guys with their chain saws and axes slung over their shoulders, but those pictures didn't come out well. Here is a farmer on his 1940s Massey tractor and the Palmer Chamber of Commerce team hustling against the IBEW union team in the bed race finals.
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