Polk County Farm Bureau makes Deere book do­na­tions to Cedar­town and Rock­mart li­braries

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The Cedar­town and Rock­mart li­braries have a new book on the shelves worth a read thanks to the do­na­tion made by one lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tion.

The Polk County Farm Bureau of­fice man­ager Sue Cuz­zort made stops by the two li­braries and car­ried with her copies of “John Deere That’s Who.”

The his­tory of the life of John Deere by Tracy Nel­son Mau­rer with il­lus­tra­tions by Tim Zelt­ner re­counts how a young black­smith from Ver­mont was able to make his mark on Amer­i­can his­tory.

Deere later moved to Illi­nois where he put his mind and mus­cles to work as a black­smith after he strug­gled to plow through the thick, rich soil they called gumbo.

His in­ven­tion of the steel plow that sliced through the thick prairie soil would change agri­cul­ture and launch Deere & Co., who con­tin­ues to make out­door im­ple­ments of all kinds used in farm­ing and home life since the mid-1800s.

Mau­rer’s book tells much more of Deere’s story in an il­lus­trated for­mat easy for read­ers young and old to un­der­stand, and are avail­able at both li­braries in Polk County to­day.

“We hope that ev­ery­one will check this great book out and read it,” Cuz­zort said.

The books were do­nated by Ge­or­gia Farm Bureau Foun­da­tion.

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Above: Polk County Farm Bureau of­fice man­ager Sue Cuz­zort handed over a copy of “John Deere That’s Who” to the Cedar­town Library’s Al­li­son Robin­son. Right: Polk County Farm Bureau of­fice man­ager Sue Cuz­zort handed over a copy of “John Deere That’s Who” to the Rock­mart Library’s Karen Thomp­son.

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