Missouri Man Sells His John Deere Tractors To Start A College Fund For His Grandkids
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It was an emotional day for Russ Alexander.
The Hannibal, MO resident was selling his prize collection of John Deere 2 Cyl. antique tractors on Sullivan Auctioneers annual Spring Consignment sale March 20, 2012 in Hamilton, IL. Russ decided to sell his tractor collection to start a college fund for his grandkids. A couple of those grandkids were on hand on sale day walking the line of green tractors with grandpa.
Memories were at the surface for Russ on auction day. There was the time he and good buddy Troy Blackwell of Frankfort, MO drove to Mississippi to pick up the 1959 JD 330S tractor Russ had just purchased. Their trailer got a flat in Mississippi. On a 100+ degree day. Chalk it all up to good fun collecting the Deere tractors he loved.
There were also fond memories for Russ and brother Mark of their father William Alexander, a John Deere dealer from 1963-1973 at his dealership in Monroe City, MO.