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A Little JOHN DEERE History
A Little JOHN DEERE History
New Executive for EKVEC in 2019
PLANNING A CHANGE
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A Little JOHN DEERE History

THE WAY WE WERE
Submitted by Ken Wilson
(part 2)
 
     John Deere and Company began as a plow manufacturer and soon relocated from Grand Detour, Illinois to Moline, which sits on the Mississippi River. This gave them access to transport their products by water and by rail. From the days of the first plow up to the early 1900’s, Deere and Company produced equipment such as plows, seed drills, planters, cultivators and wagons etc. Around 1910, they experimented with the building of a tractor, but arrived at the decision to purchase the Waterloo Gasoline Tractor Company which gave them tooling, designs, factory space and immediate product to sell.

A Little JOHN DEERE History


New Executive for EKVEC in 2019


PLANNING A CHANGE

Well, plans are well under way for our 2016 show. Our annual show book has been printed and will soon be available so you can see what our club has been up to for the past year and what will be happening at our 2016 Show. T-shirts, plaques, ribbons and advertising materials have all been ordered and will be here in time for our next meeting, on May 9.
 
The organizers of the Chatham-Kent Farm Safety Day , which will be attended by up to 100  local children, will be joining us at our  May meeting, to let us know their plans and  showing us how our members can be of service on that very important day.
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