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Fred Hendricks
Bucyrus, Ohio

Dave Shaw has learned the farm equipment trade through hands-on experience. He regularly attended the Portersville Pennsylvania Steam Show during his youth where he assisted with tractor pulls. He did field work on a hometown dairy farm during high school. He chaired the annual Farm Toy Show during his college years at SUNY Cobleskill in New York. Dave is employed at Outback Toys, a division of Binkley & Hurst LP of Lititz, Penn., where he works in the showroom. During the summer months he is a mainstay in the parts department at the Binkley & Hurst Case-IH dealership.

While Dave grew up in northwest Pennsylvania, he currently resides in the Lancaster County hamlet of Lititz. This bustling community is said to be the birthplace of the American pretzel. Century-old lore talks about a hobo who jumped off a train during the 1850s in Lititz. A baker named Ambrose Roth gave the hobo a free meal. The hobo gave Roth a recipe for the pretzel in exchange for his generosity. Roth passed the recipe along to his apprentice, William Sturgis, who baked the first American pretzel in 1861.

It is believed that French Monks developed the pretzel recipe and its iconic shape. The pretzel represents arms crossed in prayer and the three holes represent the Trinity. The pretzel no doubt traveled to America with the Palantine Germans who became known as the Pennsylvania Dutch. A descendent of William Sturgis continues to operate Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery in Lititz.

Dave Shaw has learned the farm equipment trade through hands-on experience. He regularly attended the Portersville Pennsylvania Steam Show during his youth where he assisted with tractor pulls. He did field work on a hometown dairy farm during high school. He chaired the annual Farm Toy Show during his college years at SUNY Cobleskill in New York. Dave is employed at Outback Toys, a division of Binkley & Hurst LP of Lititz, Penn., where he works in the showroom. During the summer months he is a mainstay in the parts department at the Binkley & Hurst Case-IH dealership.

While Dave grew up in northwest Pennsylvania, he currently resides in the Lancaster County hamlet of Lititz. This bustling community is said to be the birthplace of the American pretzel. Century-old lore talks about a hobo who jumped off a train during the 1850s in Lititz. A baker named Ambrose Roth gave the hobo a free meal. The hobo gave Roth a recipe for the pretzel in exchange for his generosity. Roth passed the recipe along to his apprentice, William Sturgis, who baked the first American pretzel in 1861.

It is believed that French Monks developed the pretzel recipe and its iconic shape. The pretzel represents arms crossed in prayer and the three holes represent the Trinity. The pretzel no doubt traveled to America with the Palantine Germans who became known as the Pennsylvania Dutch. A descendent of William Sturgis continues to operate Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery in Lititz.

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Dave Shaw has learned the farm equipment trade through hands-on experience. He regularly attended the Portersville Pennsylvania Steam Show during his youth where he assisted with tractor pulls. He did field work on a hometown dairy farm during high school. He chaired the annual Farm Toy Show during his college years at SUNY Cobleskill in New York. Dave is employed at Outback Toys, a division of Binkley & Hurst LP of Lititz, Penn., where he works in the showroom. During the summer months he is a mainstay in the parts department at the Binkley & Hurst Case-IH dealership.

While Dave grew up in northwest Pennsylvania, he currently resides in the Lancaster County hamlet of Lititz. This bustling community is said to be the birthplace of the American pretzel. Century-old lore talks about a hobo who jumped off a train during the 1850s in Lititz. A baker named Ambrose Roth gave the hobo a free meal. The hobo gave Roth a recipe for the pretzel in exchange for his generosity. Roth passed the recipe along to his apprentice, William Sturgis, who baked the first American pretzel in 1861.

It is believed that French Monks developed the pretzel recipe and its iconic shape. The pretzel represents arms crossed in prayer and the three holes represent the Trinity. The pretzel no doubt traveled to America with the Palantine Germans who became known as the Pennsylvania Dutch. A descendent of William Sturgis continues to operate Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery in Lititz.

Dave Shaw has learned the farm equipment trade through hands-on experience. He regularly attended the Portersville Pennsylvania Steam Show during his youth where he assisted with tractor pulls. He did field work on a hometown dairy farm during high school. He chaired the annual Farm Toy Show during his college years at SUNY Cobleskill in New York. Dave is employed at Outback Toys, a division of Binkley & Hurst LP of Lititz, Penn., where he works in the showroom. During the summer months he is a mainstay in the parts department at the Binkley & Hurst Case-IH dealership.

While Dave grew up in northwest Pennsylvania, he currently resides in the Lancaster County hamlet of Lititz. This bustling community is said to be the birthplace of the American pretzel. Century-old lore talks about a hobo who jumped off a train during the 1850s in Lititz. A baker named Ambrose Roth gave the hobo a free meal. The hobo gave Roth a recipe for the pretzel in exchange for his generosity. Roth passed the recipe along to his apprentice, William Sturgis, who baked the first American pretzel in 1861.

It is believed that French Monks developed the pretzel recipe and its iconic shape. The pretzel represents arms crossed in prayer and the three holes represent the Trinity. The pretzel no doubt traveled to America with the Palantine Germans who became known as the Pennsylvania Dutch. A descendent of William Sturgis continues to operate Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery in Lititz.

Dave Shaw has learned the farm equipment trade through hands-on experience. He regularly attended the Portersville Pennsylvania Steam Show during his youth where he assisted with tractor pulls. He did field work on a hometown dairy farm during high school. He chaired the annual Farm Toy Show during his college years at SUNY Cobleskill in New York. Dave is employed at Outback Toys, a division of Binkley & Hurst LP of Lititz, Penn., where he works in the showroom. During the summer months he is a mainstay in the parts department at the Binkley & Hurst Case-IH dealership.

While Dave grew up in northwest Pennsylvania, he currently resides in the Lancaster County hamlet of Lititz. This bustling community is said to be the birthplace of the American pretzel. Century-old lore talks about a hobo who jumped off a train during the 1850s in Lititz. A baker named Ambrose Roth gave the hobo a free meal. The hobo gave Roth a recipe for the pretzel in exchange for his generosity. Roth passed the recipe along to his apprentice, William Sturgis, who baked the first American pretzel in 1861.

It is believed that French Monks developed the pretzel recipe and its iconic shape. The pretzel represents arms crossed in prayer and the three holes represent the Trinity. The pretzel no doubt traveled to America with the Palantine Germans who became known as the Pennsylvania Dutch. A descendent of William Sturgis continues to operate Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery in Lititz.

Dave Shaw has learned the farm equipment trade through hands-on experience. He regularly attended the Portersville Pennsylvania Steam Show during his youth where he assisted with tractor pulls. He did field work on a hometown dairy farm during high school. He chaired the annual Farm Toy Show during his college years at SUNY Cobleskill in New York. Dave is employed at Outback Toys, a division of Binkley & Hurst LP of Lititz, Penn., where he works in the showroom. During the summer months he is a mainstay in the parts department at the Binkley & Hurst Case-IH dealership.

While Dave grew up in northwest Pennsylvania, he currently resides in the Lancaster County hamlet of Lititz. This bustling community is said to be the birthplace of the American pretzel. Century-old lore talks about a hobo who jumped off a train during the 1850s in Lititz. A baker named Ambrose Roth gave the hobo a free meal. The hobo gave Roth a recipe for the pretzel in exchange for his generosity. Roth passed the recipe along to his apprentice, William Sturgis, who baked the first American pretzel in 1861.

It is believed that French Monks developed the pretzel recipe and its iconic shape. The pretzel represents arms crossed in prayer and the three holes represent the Trinity. The pretzel no doubt traveled to America with the Palantine Germans who became known as the Pennsylvania Dutch. A descendent of William Sturgis continues to operate Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery in Lititz.