Brownville in Nemaha County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Large One-bottom Plow
"The large one-bottom plow cuts a furrow 4 feet wide, 2 feet deep. The "turning under" moldboard is 6 feet high and 6 feet wide. The "landside" is 10 feet long and one foot high. The plow is "foundry" made and was strengthened and mended. The plow was manufactured by Post Bros. of Santa Ana, California. The plow is carried on two steel drum wheels which are set ahead of the "cut and turn" section of the plow. It is frame hinged to raise and/or lower the plowing section. This plow was pulled by a '60' Caterpillar. The plow turned its furrow to the left where right is standard for agricultural plows.
This plow dug up young willow and cottonwood trees up to 20 feet tall along the Missouri River."
Published in the Pawnee Republican, July 28, 1983
—J.C. Layden, Table Rock, Nebraska
Former Brownville Railroad Depot Agent
In 1982 the plow was donated to the Brownville Historical Society by the Behren brothers, Urban, Ray and Arnold. Max Peeler, Bob Sage and Ed Herman moved the plow to the Depot Site.
Erected by Brownville Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker Agriculture.
Location. 40° 23.792′ N, 95° 39.332′ W. Marker is in Brownville, Nebraska, in Nemaha County. Marker can be reached from South 1st Street just south of U.S. 136, on the right when traveling south. Marker and subject plow are on exhibit outside the Brownville Railroad Depot Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brownville NE 68321, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Company C 1st Regiment of Nebraska (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Late 1800's Road Grader (about 500 feet away); Brownville (about 600 feet away); 1854 Didier Log Cabin (about 600 feet away); Muir House (about 800 feet away); The Nebraska State Teachers' Association (approx. ¼ mile away); Brownville Bridge (approx. half a mile away in Missouri); Peru State College (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownville.
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