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Who Was That Guy Velie?

By Ralph Hughes Actually, there were four Velie “guys”—a father and three sons, each of whom contributed significantly to the growth and success of Deere...

Growing Up on a John Deere “BO”

December 1995Some time ago, I was looking through the ledgers my parents kept during their farming years, which lasted until my dad died in...

I Hate Tractors!

While many think that tractor activities are restricted to nice weather conditions, someone neglected to share this information with my husband. Our family had...

Deere and Company’s Froelich Replica

What’s in a name?Whether you pronounce it “fro-litch,” “fro-lick” or “fray-lick,” the early history and the connection of the name to Deere is the...

Dad’s 1941 “A” Started It All

Don Dufner is famous for his six wheel drive, tractor built using three John Deere 830s. In this article from 1999 he explains how...

Growing Up With a 1952 “A”

April 1997 I think everyone has had any experience with a two-cylinder that they would like to reminisce about and so I would like to...

Preserving the Past, Building For the Future

All of us can remember riding on the fender watching our dad, grandpa or uncle operate a tractor with ease. By paying close attention...

Bad Things Happen to an “A” John Deere

January 1992Farming was a part-time job for every member of our family except my wife. I worked full time for the old Pennsylvania Railroad....
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