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17/05/1886 American inventor John Deere dies

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John Deere Brief Bio

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Farmers' Almanac TV: John Deere, The Man

John Deere was an American blacksmith and manufacturer who founded Deere & Company, one of the largest and leading agricultural and construction equipment manufacturers in the world. Though often incorrectly credited with inventing the tractor, he revolutionized farming with the first commercially successful steel plow which was more effective in the tough prairie soil of Illinois then the cast-iron plows of his day.
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