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#1 Tmo OFFLINE  

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 06:15 AM

The John Deere plant in Horicon, Wisconsin will celebrate it's 100th year anniversary this Saturday, tomorrow, August 27. Here is a thread from wfm on it: Weekend Freedom Machines: John Deere in Horicon WI--100 years 08/27/2011

There is a parade and other events for the celebration. I wish I could be there. It should be fun. Here is another link to the plant and the event:

Horicon, John Deere mark 100 years of teamwork - JSOnline

I have a video, circa 1999 or 2000, that shows the Horicon, Wisconsin plant. I wish I knew how to put that on the web, but I'm not that computer tech savvy.

The Horicon plant used to hold tours, I'm not sure if they still do. I read recently that they didn't.
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Posted August 26, 2011 - 06:51 AM

Thanks for the info, looks like fun.

The best 2 video services IMO are YouTube & Photobucket. If its longer than 10 minutes, you'll have to split it up tho. YouTube is a little more steps, but you can insert the ids direct into a thread here, Photobucket only does links in the forum.

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 09:31 AM

As far as I know they still do tours. You just have to call ahead Terry. Thanks for the Link:thumbs:

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 09:59 AM

Would love to go myself but already committed to the Edgar,Wi. Steam Show.

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 10:39 AM

It would be cool if the parade had one of every model they have made since they started doing L and G equipment in 63.

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Posted August 26, 2011 - 08:43 PM

I heard theyre having a surplus auction on Saturday

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Posted August 27, 2011 - 05:53 AM

Thanks for the info, looks like fun.

The best 2 video services IMO are YouTube & Photobucket. If its longer than 10 minutes, you'll have to split it up tho. YouTube is a little more steps, but you can insert the ids direct into a thread here, Photobucket only does links in the forum.


This video is actually on a VHS tape - remember those? I have to dig it out and pop it in the old VCR wayback machine, if I still have a working one. I have a couple of other VHS tapes that needs converting to DVD.

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 08:32 AM

Youtube video of the parade. John Deere 100th Anniversary Parade - YouTube Turn your volume up to listen to "John Deere Green".
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Posted August 29, 2011 - 08:43 AM

Thanks for the video Tmo.

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 11:40 AM

This is also a nice video on the Horicon Works:

John Deere Horicon Works - YouTube
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Posted August 29, 2011 - 07:05 PM

Youtube video of the parade. John Deere 100th Anniversary Parade - YouTube Turn your volume up to listen to "John Deere Green".


Thanks for the Video Terry

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Posted August 30, 2011 - 06:25 AM

I would love to be there for the 50th anniversary of John Deere's L&G line - that will be in 2013.




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