soil may be rich, but we can't pull a plow through it," farmers
complained in the mid-1800's. The moist soil of the Midwest stopped
any plow they used by sticking to the blade. The farmers thought
a plow that could clean itself just couldn't be made.
Deere, the young blacksmith had not let impossibility and disaster
stop him before, and he wasn't about to now. Deere built a self-scouring
plow, and with this small start, he founded the famous farm implement
company - Deere & Company.
a lively and accurate text, biographer David R. Collins presents
this hardworking, idealistic man whose steel plow opened up some
of the world's richest farmland. Steve Michael's dramatic illustrations
enliven a life story sure to inspire any reader.
pages, 1990, paperbound