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Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company to John Deere

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Hidden : 11/29/2007
In Iowa, United States
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Under reconstruction

Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company to John Deere.
 The cache is not at posted Coords.

The Waterloo Gasoline Traction Engine Company, with John Froelich as the driving force. The original intent was to sell Froelich's gasoline tractor. Only four were produced in the first three years, and all were returned by their buyers. The company reorganized as the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company, and focused on selling stationary engines. The company re-entered the tractor market with its Waterloo Boy tractor.


"Now here comes the fun part you need to look info on the followingquestions, find where the caches is hidden.What you  
 are looking for a year for each question." should be, "Now here comes the fun part: to find where the cache is hidden, you
 need to look for the years that are answers to the following questions.

            AA.   What year did Froelich and a group of investors from Waterloo, Iowa formed the Waterloo Gasoline Traction Engine Company

XXXX - 1851 = AA 
            BB.     What year did the company reorganized as the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company and focused on building gasoline
 engines for stationary applications, like powering grain elevators. John Froelich left the company the same year.  

XXXX - 1864 = BB
            CCC.   What year did Deere & Company purchased Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company for $2.34 million

XXXX - 1615 =CCC. 
            DD.    What year did John Deere fashions a polished-steel plow that lets pioneer farmers cut clean
 furrows through sticky Midwest prairie soil. 

XXXX - 1745 = DD 
            EE.     What year did John Deere die in Moline at 82. 

XXXX - 1862 = EE
            FFF.    What year did Deere's first diesel-powered unit, the model "R" Tractor, enter production.

XXXX - 1901 = F

Each answer that you get will, part of the Coordinates.

Mention the name John Deere and the first image in most people's minds will be a green-and-yellow tractor.
 That's not surprising; Deere & Company is the world's largest manufacturer of agricultural
 equipment and one of the world's best-known brands.

However, it might surprise you to learn that all those green tractors trace their lineage back not to John Deere,
who died years before the company first put its name on a self-propelled machine, but to an inventor from Iowa
who developed the first successful gasoline-powered farm tractor.

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