- John Deere named one of the best global brands
- John Deere Iowa factory celebrates its 100th anniversary
- John Deere encourages children to carry on the tradition of farm life
- University expansion gives John Deere the chance to gain a new facility
- Illinois students become familiar with the most up-to-speed farming equipment
- A tractor museum in North Dakota features unique John Deere tractors
- John Deere antique clock keeps tabs on the company's dedication to farm life
- High school agriculture students get a sample of groundbreaking equipment
- John Deere plays its part in Perryville's Old Timers' Day event
- Renovations are being performed in Moline to maintain the John Deere heritage
Colorado show featured John Deere toys
Posted by Green Fun Store on 10/25/2010 to History of John Deere
According to the Reporter-Herald, this year marks the 25th anniversary for the Timber Dan Antique and Collectible Toy Show and Sale. The event, which played host to 75 dealers, is sponsored by the Loveland Lions Club.
Lumir and Donna Sedlacek came from Denver to hunt down John Deere toys. Lumir, who grew up on a Kansas farm, told the paper that he has been collecting them for more than 30 years.
"I was raised on John Deere machinery," Lumir told the Reporter-Herald. "We just enjoy collecting."
Collecting John Deere toys and other pieces of green-and-gold nostalgia is a hobby for many farm life fans across the country. Like the show in Colorado, many of these enthusiasts take their items to events where they can display their years of effort.
Others may go so far as to find old pieces of John Deere equipment and restore them. These machines are often part of parades and other celebrations of farm life.