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Bean Day drew thousands to area

Bean Day drew thousands to area

From the Las Vegas Optic Every Labor Day weekend, the sleepy village of Wagon Mound comes alive with concerts, dancing, rodeos, mud bogging, and of course, the Bean Day barbecue. This year marked the 108th time revelers gathered in Wagon Mound. The four-day event kicked off Friday night with the cleaning of the beans, followed…

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A 108-year-old tradition

A 108-year-old tradition

From the Las Vegas Optic Since 1909, the village of Wagon Mound has been celebrating its agricultural heritage and the crop that was once the pride of the local farming community: the pinto bean. Nowadays, few beans are grown in the area, but the village of Wagon Mound honors its past every Labor Day weekend…

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