- How did John Deere respond when his friend did not pay back the loan?
- Make an inference: What traits of good character does Wilkins report that Deere had? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
W. L. Wilkings describes in this article in The Sioux City Daily a conversation he had with John Deere while the two were traveling to California on a train. This conversation happened shortly before Deere died in May 1886.