- 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
Posted by Green Fun Store on 9/3/2010
John Deere has a number of historical sites associated with both it and the family of its founder. For example the Deere-Wiman House and the Butterworth Home are two attractions in Moline, Illinois, which could serve as vacation destinations.
According to the company, the Deere-Wiman House was built by John Deere's son, Charles Deere, and acted as a home for him and his wife. The three-story structure was constructed in 1872 and features historic tours for visitors.
The Butterworth Home was also built in 1892 by Charles Deere as a wedding gift for his daughter, Katherine. It features a 16th century Italian-style ceiling painting.
People who are more interested in the history of John Deere equipment may consider postponing a vacation until next year, as the company plans on having a new museum built in Waterloo, Iowa.
That facility will showcase some of the tractors John Deere has produced during its existence, along with the engines that have powered the machines.