Inventor of "The Plow that Broke the Plains"John Deere learned the blacksmith trade here as an apprentice in the shop of Capt. Benjamin Lawrence from 1821 to 1825. The shop was located below this spot on Mill Street, in what is known as "Frog Hollow". In 1836 Deere removed to Grand Detour, Illinois where, in 1837, he built the world's first steel moldboard plow.
|Placed By||Vermont Board of Historic Sites|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 8:25pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 646748 N 4874918|
|Decimal Degrees||44.01275000, -73.16925000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 0.765', W 73° 10.155'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 0' 45.90" N, 73° 10' 9.30" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 74-78 Main St, Middlebury VT 05753, US|
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