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    From the Vault

    Check back weekly for stories about Caterpillar's history

    Our Legacy

    The history of Caterpillar is all about doing: creating, building, problem solving, innovating, testing, servicing and improving. Enjoy the ingenious machines from our rich heritage, and more importantly, the people who founded and built the company one breakthrough at a time. Beginning with Benjamin Holt and C. L. Best, the people of Caterpillar have always been – and continue to be – extraordinary.

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS HAPPY HOLIDAYS

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS

    1948 - Colorized image by our Heritage Services team of a Cat? D4 tractor hauling a load of holiday tree branches in 1948.

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    SPECIAL GIFT

    1955 - Caterpillar employee presents his son with the ultimate Caterpillar toy at our East Peoria Proving Grounds.

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    SPECIAL ORDER

    1993 – Sometimes we transport our equipment to our customers by boat. This Cat? D9N track-type tractor is on its way to Russia.

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    PAYDAY PAYDAY

    PAYDAY

    1919 - Holt Manufacturing Company check ledger. Holt was one of two companies that merged to form Caterpillar.

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    Each week we open our vault to share stories of our people and products over the last 90+ years.

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    Visit the Antique Caterpillar Machinery Owners Club website to learn more about the organization, connect with other members, and find out more about upcoming events and meetings.

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