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John Deere

Birthplace

 
 
John Deere Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 12, 2014
1. John Deere Marker
Inscription.
John Deere was born February, 7th, 1804 the third son of William Rinold Deere and Sarah Yates Deere. It is presumed that Sarah gave birth to John at home; over William Deere’s Rutland tailor shop located on the east side of Main St. across from the park. In 1805, the family moved to Middlebury, Vermont where at the age of 17, he learned the blacksmith trade as an apprentice. When hard times hit the region in the 1830s, Deere decided to leave his wife and family temporarily and venture west. In 1836 Deere moved to Grand Detour, Illinois where, in 1837 he built the world’s first steel moldboard plow - "The Plow that Tamed The West".
 
Erected 2012 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 43° 36.509′ N, 72° 58.355′ W. Marker is in Rutland, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 4) and West Street (Business U.S. 4), on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is located in the NE corner of Main Street Park. Marker is in this post office area: Rutland VT 05701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old State House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Julia C.R. Dorr
Wideview of John Deere Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 12, 2014
2. Wideview of John Deere Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Martin Henry Freeman (approx. 0.2 miles away); Italian American Club of Rutland, Vermont (approx. half a mile away); George Schmitt (approx. 0.9 miles away); Center Rutland Depot (approx. 1.9 miles away); Mead's Falls (approx. 2.1 miles away); Brown Bridge (approx. 3.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rutland.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia - John Deere. (Submitted on October 15, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 24, 2016.
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