Harvest Daze

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Harvest Daze began as Pickle Day on September 1, 1910.  N. C. Miller was in charge of the first Pickle Day, and proclaimed, "When the crowds arrive, they will find everything for their entertainment."  The event included a Duck Shoot, free watermelon, a bronco riding display from champion Charles McKinley, and a barbeque of meat provided by local farmers.  The menu for the evening meal:  "visitors will receive a plate and napkin, pickles, sandwiches, beef, tomatoes, salt and pepper and coffee.  After dinner, lemonade will be served without restriction as to quantity."
     Village Along the Platte, published by the Platteville Historical Society
  

Congratulations to our Parade Winners!
Best Decoration - Lily Farms
Best Use of Theme - Heart and Hand Childcare
Best Marching Band - Valley High School Drum Line
Most Impressive Oversize Vehicle - Platteville Recreation
Best Vintage Auto - St. John Lutheran Church
Most Patriotic - Evans VFW Post 6624
Best Youth Marchers - Civil Air Patrol
Best Street Rod - Merle Sickler
Best Adult Marchers - Buffalo Soldiers of the American West
Best Vintage Farm Equipment - Rotary Club of Platteville
Best Equine/Livestock - Buckin A Ranch
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