Henry C. Luecke Historical

Henry C. Luecke Historical (HM1TPG)

Location: Wichita Falls, TX 76301 Wichita County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 54.904', W 98° 29.467'

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Pioneer, Blacksmith and Inventor

A native of Missouri, Henry C. Luecke (1861-1937) came to Texas about 1890. He opened a blacksmith shop at this intersection in 1903. Here he developed and manufactured the Wichita Gang Plow, patented in 1905. His device was similar to other plows designed to turn several furrows at once but included three levers to improve maneuverability. The Wichita Gang Plow was widely sold in this area before the steam tractor made it obsolete. Luecke and his wife Emma (1866-1950) were charter members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. They had eleven children.
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HM NumberHM1TPG
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Year Placed1978
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 12th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 547041 N 3752855
Decimal Degrees33.91506667, -98.49111667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 54.904', W 98° 29.467'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 54' 54.24" N, 98° 29' 28.02" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)940
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601 Ohio Ave, Wichita Falls TX 76301, US
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