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Near McGregor in Clayton County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

John Froelich

 
 
John Froelich Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 16, 2022
1. John Froelich Marker
Inscription.  

In this village, John Froelich built the first gasoline tractor that propelled itself backward as well as forward. Far-reaching in its effect on modern agricultural history. It moved out of this village and into the world in 1892.

Later that year Mr. Froelich joined with others in organizing the Waterloo Gasoline Traction Engine Company which later became the John Deere Tractor Company.
 
Erected 1939.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1892.
 
Location. 43° 0.416′ N, 91° 19.288′ W. Marker is near McGregor, Iowa, in Clayton County. Marker is on Froelich Road, on the left when traveling east. The marker is at the Froelich Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24397 Froelich Rd, Mc Gregor IA 52157, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blacksmith Shop (a few steps from this marker); The Iron Clad Store & Post Office (a few steps from this marker); The Froelich Train Depot (within
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shouting distance of this marker); National, Iowa Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.1 miles away); McGregor / Ringling Brothers (approx. 7˝ miles away); Bat Caves (approx. 7.6 miles away); Point of Discovery (approx. 8 miles away); Pikes Peak Overlook Landscape Interpretation (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McGregor.
 
John Froelich Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 16, 2022
2. John Froelich Marker
John Froelich Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 16, 2022
3. John Froelich Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2022, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 30, 2022, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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