Froelich, Iowa: Froelich Museum: First Tractor

John Froelich invented the first gasoline-powered tractor to go in reverse in 1892. See a replica in his hometown village, once known as "Tractor Town USA." No one lives there now.
Address:
24397 Froelich Rd, Froelich, IA
Directions:
On the north side of US Hwy 18, either four miles east of Monona or ten miles west of Prairie du Chien. The village of Froelich is now a historical attraction; no one lives there any more.
Hours:
Summer only, Th-Tu 11-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
563-536-2841
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Froelich Museum: First Tractor

Unique general store and museum dedicated to John Froelich, the inventor of the first gasoline-powered tractor to go in reverse. He eventually partnered with John Deere, and the rest is history.

[Kurt Bowermaster, 01/29/2018]

A replica of the 1892 tractor is on display inside the General Store, and there's a monument to the tractor outside, dedicated in 1939.

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