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Near Polo in Ogle County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Site of Eagle Point Gang Plow Factory

 
 
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January 7, 2017
1. Site of Eagle Point Gang Plow Factory Marker
Inscription.  In the pioneer village of Eagle Point, named because of an eagle's nest on a point of timber near here, Naaman Spencer, inventor of the gang plow, started manufacturing it here, 1868. Spencer, also was the first to use a steam engine, a Gates, pulled by oxen, for threshing, 1855.
 
Erected 1976 by Eagle Point Township Board.
 
Location. 41° 59.628′ N, 89° 40.798′ W. Marker is near Polo, Illinois, in Ogle County. Marker is on West Eagle Point Road mile east of Brookville Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Polo IL 61064, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Stone Arch Bridge on the Galena Road (approx. 5 miles away); Lincoln in Polo (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Galena Road (approx. 5.7 miles away); 82 Rods South of This Spot Was Born in a Log Cabin (approx. 11.1 miles away); Lincoln in Sterling (approx. 14.1 miles away); Dixon Memorial Swimming Pool
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(approx. 14.1 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. 14.3 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 14 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Polo.
 
Regarding Site of Eagle Point Gang Plow Factory. Illustration of the factory can be seen in Combination Atlas Map of Ogle County Illinois, by Everts, Baskins, and Stewart (1872).

http://www.historicmapworks.com/Map/US/224480/Eagle+Point+Township++Grant++Spencer++Anderson/Ogle+County+1872/Illinois/
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2019. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on April 3, 2019. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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