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Morthland to Portray John Deere

From the Clinton Herald
July 30, 2015
FULTON, Ill. — The John Deere Story will be highlighted during the next Volunteer Millers program.

The event “He Gave the World the Steel Plow: The John Deere Story” will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 10 at Windmill Cultural Center in Fulton.

road scholarsRich Morthland will portray John Deere in the program. Deere’s agricultural innovations, especially the self-scouring steel plow, impacted farming methods during the formative years of the United States.

Morthland is a professor at Black Hawk College. He also has taught at Ashford University and Scott Community College, has served as a representative in the Illinois legislature, is a former member of the Rock Island, Illinois, County Board, and has farmed.

He is an Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholar.

The program is free and open to the public.

Refreshments will be served following the presentation. For more information, visit the city’s website at or call (815) 589-3925.


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