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.
- 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.