PATASKALA -- West Licking Historical Society's annual Country Holiday Home Tour always offers a nod to the past, thanks to the inclusion of historic buildings and homes.
This year's event is no different, save for the fact an antique tractor collection -- and not a venerable facade -- will stand front and center at one of the eight stops.
Local farmer Howard Emswiler, 72, owns more than 50 antique tractors. The list includes everything from old John Deeres to restored vintage models from Allis-Chalmers, Ford and Silver King.
For Emswiler, restoring the tractors has been a labor of love.
"I never smoked or drank," said Emswiler, speaking this past week from the Jersey Township farm he shares with his wife, Rosemary. "All that money went into farm tractors."
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