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Horse Drawn Road Grader

 
 
Horse Drawn Road Grader Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 14, 2021
1. Horse Drawn Road Grader Marker
Inscription.  
This is an American Big Winner No. 31 grader built around 1880 by American Road Machine Company in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. It is a horse drawn grader that was pulled by a team of four or more horses. It was used to build and maintain early roads that eventually became our current highways.

On permanent loan to the City of Lynchburg by Thomas Gough. It was refurbished in October 2001 with generous contributions from Counts & Dobyns Excavating Inc., Dominion Metallurgical Inc., and Lynchburg Ready Mix Co.
 
Erected by City of Lynchburg Public Works Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical month for this entry is October 2001.
 
Location. 37° 24.597′ N, 79° 9.589′ 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. Model 1474 Gallion Roller (here, next to this marker); Georgia Weston Morgan
Horse Drawn Road Grader Display image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 14, 2021
2. Horse Drawn Road Grader Display
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(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Robert Withers Morgan (about 700 feet away); The Whitlow-Bradley Graves (approx. 0.3 miles 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 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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