A FARMER’S BEST FRIEND
is a good tractor. Ernest Wilson sent in this photo of his father raking hay with one of his trusty John Deeres. Known for its distinctive green machines, John Deere began selling tractors 100 years ago. More about the centennial and tractors starts on page
When John Deere & Co. entered the tractor business in 1918, it knew tractors would revolutionize farming. The company’s Model GP, pictured here, was manufactured
from 1928 to 1935 and marketed
as a general purpose machine.