U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for June 24
WASHINGTON, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
FRIDAY, JUNE 24: ROTARY TILLER RACES
Profile America – Friday, June 24th. It’s said that Americans will race anything — from each other on foot, in the water, on bicycles and skis, to horseback and sailboats. When it comes to engine powered racing, we race aircraft, motorcycles, cars and even lawnmowers. But there’s nothing quite like the event coming up today and tomorrow in Emerson, Arkansas. The 21st annual Purple Hull Pea festival will host the world championship rotary tiller races. Kelby Nelson of Junction City, Arkansas was a repeat champion last year, covering the 200-foot track in just over 10 seconds, well off the world record. Most rotary tillers lead a more mundane life, stirring up the ground for gardens all across the country. More than one-in-five U.S. households has a vegetable garden. Profile America is in its 15th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sources: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2011, p. 335
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 1241
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau