The tractor transformed farming. John Deere, Henry Ford, and International Harvester offer three unique historical case studies from the fascinating era that introduced power farming.Read More
The Illinois Quad Cities: A Different Kind of Motor City
Automobiles, engines, and tractors. The Illinois Quad Cities was an early 20th century tech hub, racing to put the internal combustion engine on roads and farms.Read More
Did William Butterworth Oppose John Deere’s First Tractor?
For decades, William Butterworth, John Deere’s third president, has been the scapegoat, the person to blame for Deere’s “late” entrance into the tractor business. I think it’s time to let him off the hook. Deere’s tractor development program began in 1912. The industry at that …Read More
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