Neil Dahlstrom, John Deere historian, discusses his forthcoming book, Tractor Wars

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History, Presentation

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Teens , Adults
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Program Description


The farm tractor revolutionized agriculture in the early twentieth century, but its adoption was far from assured. Did you know that the Illinois Quad Cities led the way? Join John Deere historian Neil Dahlstrom as he discusses his upcoming book, Tractor Wars, and the role of the Moline Plow Company, John Deere, International Harvester, Velie Motor Corporation and others as they persevered through World War I, a pandemic, a nationwide financial crisis, and competition from Henry Ford to bring the tractor to American farms.

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