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Model 1474 Gallion Roller

 
 
Model 1474 Gallion Roller Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 14, 2021
1. Model 1474 Gallion Roller Marker
Inscription.  
This Model 1474 Gallion Roller built in 1922 was used to construct roads in and around Lynchburg, Virginia. It's basic use was to compact base stone but was also used to compact asphalt.

It was donated to Lynchburg's Public Works Dept. by Lawhorne Bros. Asphalt Co. in loving of M.T. Hawthorne & C.W. Lawhorne.
 
Erected by City of Lynchburg Public Works Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1474.
 
Location. 37° 24.601′ N, 79° 9.586′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Memorial Avenue (Virginia Route 163) and Public Works Complex, on the right when traveling north on Memorial Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1700 Memorial Ave, Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Horse Drawn Road Grader (here, next to this marker); Georgia Weston Morgan (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Robert Withers Morgan (about 700 feet away); The Whitlow-Bradley Graves (approx.
Model 1474 Gallion Roller Display image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 14, 2021
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¼ mile away); The Duval Holt Orchard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lynchburg’s First Public Hanging, 1830 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ministers, Trustees and Other Religious Leaders (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Glanders Stable (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 92 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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