City of Mills Mural by William Gustafson in Moline, Illinois

This mural by William Gustafson is called “City of Mills.” The artwork celebrates the arrival of John Deere’s 11 year old blacksmith shop from Grand Detour to Moline in 1846. John Deere and John Gould are shown here in front of their Plough Factory just after Robert Tate became a partner. Deere & Company is still headquartered in Moline. They are one of the top 100 largest U.S. companies and employ nearly 56,000 people worldwide.


1509 3rd Avenue A, Moline, IL 61265


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