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John Deere homes potential vacation destinations

Posted by Green Fun Store on 9/3/2010
John Deere enthusiasts may want to take their fandom beyond the equipment the company has produced over the years.

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.ADNFCR-3425-ID-19936159-ADNFCR