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Grit Magazine Subscription

In Memory of Fredrick W. Finkbiner

Presented by Lee & Tamara (Hardesty) Putnam

Grit magazine has celebrated rural American lifestyles since 1882. Each bimonthly issue combines practical articles, product reviews, do-it-yourself building plans, beautiful photos, reader advice, humor and a healthy dose of fresh attitude to offer a complete guide to life beyond the city limits.


This is a country lifestyle service magazine focused on do-it-yourself living, personal achievement, outdoor recreation, thrift and the blending of the old-fashioned with modern ingenuity. Its articles cover equipment, tools, gardening, health and home remedies, home building and repair, fishing, natural food and cooking products, recycling, country lore, and small-scale farming.

The John Deere Way: Performance that Endures by David Magee

In Memory of Harry Gullett

Presented by Jim Goodwine and Paul Postlewaite

The John Deere Way presents timeless business lessons from one of America’s top brands. Even as many American manufacturers struggle with low-cost foreign competition, John Deere has not only prevailed but increased its market share by offering superior quality products built tough and in accordance with time-tested business values. This book shares the company’s management principles and corporate values and shows how those values guide the company to increasingly greater success. For business owners and leaders who want to know what real long-term success constitutes—and how to achieve it—The John Deere Way is the only way.

Fredrick W. Finkbiner

January 16, 1930 - August 31, 2018

Wired Magazine

In Memory of Fredrick W. Finkbiner

Presented by Lee & Tamara (Hardesty) Putnam

WIRED uncovers the most surprising and resonant stories about the people, companies, technologies and ideas that are transforming our lives. Whether it's technology...business...global politics...new media...arts and culture...design...or the best new products, WIRED is there, on the front lines of the 21st Century. Find out what's next with WIRED!

John Deere, That's Who! by Tracy Nelson Maurer

In Memory of Harry Gullett

Presented by Jim Goodwine and Paul Postlewaite

Back in the 1830s, who was a young blacksmith from Vermont, about to make his mark on American history? John Deere, that’s who!

Who moved to Illinois, where farmers were struggling to plow through the thick, rich soil they called gumbo? Who tinkered and tweaked and tested until he invented 
the steel plow that sliced into the prairie easy as you please?

Long before the first tractor, who changed farming forever? John Deere, that’s who!

Illustrations are similar to Thomas Hart Benton.

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Harry Leo Gullett Jr.Harry Leo Gullett, Jr., 87 passed away Saturday, August 25, 2018, at his home in Williamsburg, Virginia. Born in Palestine, Ill. he was the son of the late Harry Leo Gullett Sr. and Helen Vane Gullett. In 1952, he received his Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Illinois. He was a Korean War Era veteran and a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Harry Gullett had a career with Deere and Co. that spanned more than 35 years. At his retirement in 1992, he was the Vice President and General Manager for the western region located in Denver, Colorado. Above all, Harry was a beloved husband, father, uncle, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Paulette Fox Gullett, his 4 children, Steven Parker Gullett and wife Jane Gullett of Hickory, North Carolina, Suzanne Gullett Laleker and husband William Laleker of Timonium, Maryland, Ginny Gullett Tawes and husband William Tawes of Timonium, Maryland and Angeline Gullett of Reisterstown, Maryland. He is also survived by grandchildren, Ashley, Andy, Kaley, Nick, Vincent, Michael, Breanna and one great-grandchild, Evelyn. He was also a grateful and devoted friend to Jamie, Russell, Marlisse and Onalisse Karchner. Harry meant a lot to a lot of people. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, love of music, competitive spirit and unfailing generosity. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, August 30, 2018, in the chapel at Bucktrout Funeral Home in Williamsburg, VA.

Harry Gullett

Genuine Value: The John Deere Journey by John J. Gerstner

In Memory of Harry Gullett

Presented by Jim Goodwine and Paul Postlewaite

Genuine Value: The John Deere Journey plows a contemporary furrow through the heritage of one of America's oldest and most respected corporations. The book pairs a collection of rare photos with statements illuminating the company's four sustaining values -- quality, innovation, integrity, and commitment. Just as John Deere, the blacksmith, fashioned a polished-steel plow that ushered in mechanized agriculture, Genuine Value reinvents the corporate history book as a thoughtful exploration of the essential role values play in the enduring success of organizations.

Mother Earth News Magazine Subscription

In Memory of Fredrick W. Finkbiner

Presented by the Staff and Board of Palestine Public Library

John Deere's Company: A History of Deere & Company and Its Times by Wayne G. Broehl, Jr.

In Memory of Harry Gullett

Presented by Jim Goodwine and Paul Postlewaite

A history of America's most important farm implement manufacturing company, John Deere's Company, traces the development of Deere from the early 1800s, through the Industrial Revolution, to the present.

This book is out of print but is considered the best historically accurate book to date by the John Deere Historical Museum.


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