This writing takes a look into rural culture. This specifically looks at the use of agricultural sports as an expression of rural culture. The agricultural sport targeted for this writing is the sport of pulling. Pulling is a sport where draft horses, tractors or trucks pull a weight. The goal of the sport is to see who has the strongest team of draft horses or who has the strongest running tractor or truck. The sport has become a staple in rural culture and is growing in popularity still today. This writing will dive deep into the beginnings of the sport both with draft horses and as a motorsport. It will look specifically into the first national organization, National Tractor Pullers Association, and how it was formed. The writing will wrap up covering modern pulling and where the sport is going in the future.


Roche, Jeff



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Bachelor of Arts

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Senior Independent Study Thesis



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