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Cyrus McCormick Sr. 1809-1884


The “father of modern agriculture,” Cyrus McCormick Sr. invented the horsedrawn mechanical reaper and prevailed as an entrepreneur through his ability to find capitalists to fund the machine and salesmen to get it to farmers. With his innovation, farmers doubled their production, contributing significantly to U.S. prosperity and its status as an agricultural superpower. His company later became International Harvester Co.

Quote: "One step at a time, the hardest one first."


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