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Today we visited the John Deere seeder plant. We took a tour of the factory, where they make, assemble, and repair seeders. They make many types and sizes of seeders there, from small 4-ro seeders to 24-row ones. All their seeders are custom made, when a farmer orders them. They produce about 38 seeders a day, or 19 per shift. We also saw the John Deere pavilion, where we got to see some of thir other tractors, combines, ...
... reality is really beginning to sink in. Our trip is ending. I still feel like I have a lot to digest from this past month on the road. I am sure I will do a lot of reflecting tomorrow. But for now, I am immediately grateful for our safe travels, our developing relationship, our challenging puppy, and for the awe and wonder I always feel after an adventure such as this.
Song of the Day: "Praise You" by Fatboy ...
Stopped at a Resort Parks International (RPI) Park overnight - probably one of the nicest places we've ever been - and only $10 a night!
A lovely campground in true resort style. Wristbands are handed out at check-in, and with a wrist band, you can use one of their many paddle boats or canoes on the little lake that ...
As the 31st President (1929-1993) of the United States, few Americans have known greater acclaim or more bitter criticism than Herbert Hoover. He achieved international success as a mining engineer and earned world-wide gratitude as "The Great Humanitarian" who fed a billion people in 57 countries during WW1. He continued his humanitarian efforts during WW2 ...
... to Rock Island, Illinois. This railway connection caused transportation and commerce with Chicago to significantly improve which caused Davenport to became a commercial railroad hub. Steamboat companies filed law suits to demolish the railroad bridge due to dangerous obstruction to navigation of the river. However, a tall skinny lawyer named Lincoln defended Rock Island and won the case.
Today, the city is a bustling industrial city ...
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