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On Old U.S. 27 (just northwest of where it meets new U.S. 27), at the western city limit of South Bay, stands this old John Deere tractor. / J.D. Vivian

The last three lines of Robert Frost’s 1916 poem, The Road Not Taken, are:
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”

The old plow that was towed behind the John Deere tractor. / J.D. Vivian

The old plow that was towed behind the John Deere tractor. / Photos by J.D. Vivian

 

While traveling for Florida Food & Farm, I far prefer to drive the back roads – even though the trip takes longer and amenities, such as gas stations, are few.
 If I hadn’t taken the time to drive Old U.S. 27, at the westernmost city limits of South Bay, in Palm Beach County, I would have missed this: an old John Deere tractor and its long-unused yet color-coordinated plow.