The Crossroads of Dixie show in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., celebrated its 11 annual show in 2007. Editor Leslie C. McManus shares some of the tractors seen on site.
Display of Farmalls owned by Carroll and Jason Hicklen, Blanche, Tenn., shown at the Crossroads of Dixie show in 2007.
Now owned by the grandson of the original owner, this Huber LC (serial no. 12951) was built on Feb. 11, 1938. “We still have the original invoice,” says Robert Alexander. A Huber no. 3 jack is shown by the tractor’s back wheel.
This Ferguson TO-35 is owned by the Richard Nix family, Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
Dean Nix’s handsome Ferguson FE-35. The tractor has a British-built Standard Motor Co. engine; the unique color scheme was used for just one year.
A 1938 John Deere unstyled BWH, one of 51 built, owned by Cass Flagg, Taylorsville, Ga.
Charles Hood’s Series 2 Field Marshall is water-cooled with two radiators. A 12-gauge shotgun shell is used to start the engine. The tractor is unusual in Tennessee. “Nobody else around here has a Field Marshall,” Charles says.
Billy and Jean Millaway’s 1933 Worthington Model B. The Model B was produced from 1933 to 1939; 430 units were built.
Original hubcap for the Worthington “Air Balloon Wheel.”
William Kilgore (left) and H.A. Threet with William’s 1952 Ford 8N. William is the tractor’s second owner; the Ford’s original owner’s manual is among his prized possessions.
A 100 hp cold start Fairbanks, Morse & Co. engine from the 1930s chugs into action. Owned by father and son Charles Clanton and Chris Clanton, the engine was originally used to power a Livingston, Ala., cotton gin. The Clantons hauled the 2-cylinder, 29,600-pound monstrosity 50 miles to the Crossroads show from their home in Florence, Tenn. “I would like to set it in front of our house but my wife won’t let me,” Charles says with a smile. His collection includes several big boys ranging from 60 hp to 180 hp. “I guess I like what other people can’t handle,” he says. His Fairbanks features its original 3 hp Fairbanks-Morse pony starter engine.