The Gas Tractor Was Invented At This Old, Charming Village In Iowa From The 1890s

Have you ever wondered who invented the gas tractor? If you’re from Iowa, the odds are you’re familiar with the famous John Deere Corporation which took the invention mainstream – but they had to get their prototype from somewhere. That source would be John Froelich, an Iowa farmer and inventor who was tired of the problems associated with steam-powered plow machines. He knew there had to be a better way – and in 1892 he hit on the invention that would change the world. His small village in McGregor has now been recreated in a historic museum in Iowa, so visitors can explore the way this famous son of Iowa lived, and discover the world that led him to change farming forever.

Have you been to this historic museum in Iowa? Let us know about your trip to the Froelich Tractor Museum in the comments section. If you’re interested in a visit, you can drop by the website and Facebook page to learn everything you need to know before you go. And if you want to visit the site of another famous Iowa invention, check out the story behind the trampoline.

Address: Froelich Museum, 24397 Froelich Rd, McGregor, IA 52157, USA

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