John Deere Information

John Deere (the man) didn't invent the plow. It is as old as antiquity. What he DID discover was that if the moldboard of the plow were made of polished steel, instead of cast iron, the sticky prairie soil would not adhere to it. It was this initial discovery that led to John Deere's success as a manufacturer of plows and implements.

I believe the following article was written in 1937 for the John Deere Centennial celebration

Read about the life of John Deere

The John Deere Company remained under control of the descendants of John Deere's family for MANY years. You can read about that at When you get there, look for the link that says "Leaders of Deere".

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