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Hooker in Texas County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Graham–Hoeme Chisel Plow

An Historic Landmark of Agricultural Engineering

 
 
Graham – Hoeme Chisel Plow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
1. Graham – Hoeme Chisel Plow Marker
Inscription. Preventing wind erosion was the primary objective of Feed Hoeme, a Hooker, Oklahoma farmer, when he developed a heavy-duty chisel plow in 1933. Hoeme and his sons manufactured and sold about 2000 plows from their farmstead. In 1938, W.T. Graham purchased the manufacturing and distribution rights and established manufacturing in Amarillo, Texas. The Graham-Hoeme Plow, marketed as “The Plow to Save the Plains”, was sold worldwide. This chisel plow helped control wind erosion during the seven-year drought of the 1950's, when about half of Great Plains farmers are estimated to have owned chisel plows. The Graham-Hoeme Chisel Plow has been produced for over sixty years and has been the forerunner of a great proliferation of other chisel plows.
 
Erected 2000 by American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
 
Location. 36° 51.375′ N, 101° 12.799′ W. Marker is in Hooker, Oklahoma, in Texas County. Marker is on Clarence Street (U.S. 54) near South Fields Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in small roadside park on southwest side of town. Marker is in this post office area: Hooker OK 73945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 11
Graham – Hoeme Chisel Plow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
2. Graham – Hoeme Chisel Plow Marker
miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shade's Well (approx. 10.1 miles away); Panhandle Baptists (approx. 10.6 miles away); Eureka (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
 
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