|A step back in time|
|Wednesday, April 13, 2011|
By KEN BECK
As more than a half dozen auctioneers in different rings begin to sell off a wide variety of agricultural-related items, thousands of farmers from far and wide, many wearing straw hats, blue shirts, suspenders and black pants, pay close attention and occasionally raise a hand to make a bid. Other farmers, dressed in more contemporary farm garb and with ball caps atop their noggins, also stand rapt and either place bids or just watch the action.
The event is the 27th Annual Southern Kentucky Horse Drawn Machinery Consignment Auction, held 10 days ago, which brought together American farmers from about 15 states.
Taking place 45 miles north of Lebanon, just off Highway 100 between Scottsville and Franklin, Ky., what was basically an Amish-Mennonite consignment sale drew an estimated crowd of 7,000 to the largest horse-drawn machinery and collectible farm equipment auction in the Central South.
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