John Deere Archivist to speak at Orion Library


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Posted Online: Jan. 28, 2013, 10:33 am
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Press release submitted by Western District Library Board President


Neil Dahlstrom, Manager of Corporate History and Records Services at John Deere, will speak at 7 PM on Feb. 20 at The Western District Library in Orion. All are invited to attend. Neil will discuss the people and places that helped John Deere become the most recognizable name in agriculture. He will explain why it was more than a plow that made John Deere one of the most important businessmen of the 19th century.
Neil is a graduate of Monmouth College with a master's degree from Eastern Illinois University. He is the author of The John Deere Story: A Biography of Plowmakers John and Charles Deere, and co-author of Lincoln's Wrath. Neil has appeared on Book TV, NatGeo's Ultimate Factories, History Detectives, and other television and radio shows. He is an active member of the Moline Preservation Society, and serves on the Alumni Board and Board of Trustees at Monmouth College. Neil and his wife, Karen, and son, Grant, live in Moline.
No registration is necessary and there will be homemade cookies!



















 



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