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Deere, John, Home And Shop

Grand Detour, Illinois
County of Ogle.
National Register Number: 66000327
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2006.
Congressional District: IL-16 Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Historic House Museum and Monument.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - July 19, 1964):
From 1836 to 1847, this was the home and shop of John Deere (1804-1886), a skilled blacksmith who invented and manufactured a steel plow that could scour the tough prairie soil cleanly, unlike other plows that became clogged with the dark, rich soil. Deere's farm implement thus made possible intensive cultivation of vast acres in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois possible, bringing benefit to the entire country.

Condition:
There is no threat to the NHL at this time.

Currently, the NHL is in good condition.


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