Tennessee Valley Pioneer Power Days

Beautifully restored W-40

Beautifully restored W-40 owned by Powell Smith of Shelbyville, TN was one of 225 tractors on display.

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Rt.#1, Box 125, Eagleville, Tennessee 37060

The Tennessee Valley Pioneer Power Association's 2nd Annual Pioneer Power Days were held September 9th and 10th, 1989 in Eagleville, Tennessee. Eagleville is located 30 miles south of Nashville in the heart of middle Tennessee.

The weather was nice and both days were packed with activities. There were 225 antique tractors and 125 gas engines on display and that's not bad considering we still use mules occasionally in the South!

Parades were held both days along with antique tractor pulls. Saturday was especially busy with a slow race, hand cranking contest, and a children's pedal tractor race and pull which was a real crowd pleaser.

Saturday night a square dancing demonstration was enjoyed by all. The ladies' home demonstration club showed off their skills in butter churning, quilt making, and other talents relating to our Pioneer Days.

An outdoor church service was held Sunday morning for the campers and community members who wished to attend.

William Reed and Johnny Perill again pleased the crowd with their beautifully restored John Deere mule-powered haybaler as they baled hay both days.

We would like to offer special thanks to the Warren County Antique Tractor Pullers Association and the many other tractor and gas engine associations who participated in our show. It sure takes a lot of people to put on a show of this size.

The Tennessee Valley Pioneer Power Association is made up of about 50 families in our area. We hold monthly meetings and an educational program is presented at each meeting.

Our 3rd annual show will be held September 8th and 9th, 1990 and we would like to welcome everyone to come and 'grow with us'