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Deere & Company Chairman William Hewitt saw great possibility in the sprawling, hilly farm property covered in woods.


Ignoring those who told him Deere should move its administrative offices to Chicago, New York, or San Francisco, Hewitt chose the rural site in Moline, Illinois, to build what is now the Deere & Company World Headquarters.

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Published four times a year, The Plowshare helps collectors and enthusiasts learn about the history of John Deere and its products and stay up to date on events at the John Deere attractions. It's all in each issue of The Plowshare, and it's free.

 

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