John Deere's Middlebury

Location: Middlebury
Tag(s): Innovation
Historical Category: Agricultural History
Video Date: 07/14/16

John Deere was born in Rutland in 1804 and moved to Middlebury in 1806 where, as a teen, he apprenticed to a blacksmith. He ultimately moved to Illinois where he invented the steel plow, revolutionizing American farming.

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 ( and the Vermont Historical Society.

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