Tennessee Valley Pioneer Power Days

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

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’

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