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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.

IT PLAYS IN PEORIA


The Caterpillar Employees Mixed Chorus is celebrating 75 years of theatrical excellence in Peoria - Congratulations!

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ACROSS THE POND


1956 - Caterpillar executives breaking ground on a new facility in Desford, United Kingdom.

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LOOKING GOOD AT WORK


1928 - Caterpillar employee at work in San Leandro, California.

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WESTERN FRONT


1917 - World War I postcard with an image of Holt track-type tractors.

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