Celebrating The Year of the Tractor

The Smithsonian declared 2018 "The Year of the Tractor." It's been 100 years since John Deere bought the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company. Now…a 1918 Waterloo Boy Tractor is featured in an exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Illinois Public Radio’s Michelle O'Neill reports tractors ushered in a new era of farming.

 Neil Dahlstrom with a restored Waterloo Boy tractor at John Deere World Headquarters. MICHELLE O'NEILL / WVIK NEWS

Neil Dahlstrom with a restored Waterloo Boy tractor at John Deere World Headquarters.
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