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John Deere, That's Who!

Tracy Nelson Maurer

Categories: Farming , General Agriculture , History , Literacy Project Books , Technology

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Back in the 1830s, John Deere was a young blacksmith from Vermont, about to make his mark on American history. He moved to Illinois, where farmers were struggling to plow through the thick, rich soil they called gumbo. Hee tinkered and tweaked and tested until he invented a steel plow that sliced into the prairie easy as you please. Long before the first tractor, John Deere changed farming forever. This book will need to be returned.

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