Creston July 4th Parade Marks 100 Years of John Deere Tractors
CRESTON, Iowa- The Fourth of July Parade in Creston noted the 100th Anniversary of John Deere making tractors. Parade organizers assembled a collection of tractors from the first one ever made, the Waterloo Boy, to the giant rubber-tracked 9570 RX. Deere began manufacturing tractors in Waterloo, in March of 1918, after the company purchased the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company.