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John Johnston

Born: Apr 11, 1791

Death: Nov 24, 1880

Nationality: United States

John Johnston

Date of Birth : Apr 11, 1791
Date of Death : Nov 24, 1880

John Johnston was a Scottish-American farmer. He is credited with the first public introduction of agricultural drainage in the United States. He did so in 1838. John Johnston was born in Scotland and emigrated to the United States in 1821. His farmhouse in upper Geneva, New York is now a museum of his life and drainage tiles.

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