1782-1858George Diven, a farmer and wagoner, who lived in what is now Fulton County, was the earliest inventor of the friction brake for Conestoga wagons in the 1840's. His brake shoe design has influenced friction type brakes ever since. In 1926 representatives of the Westinghouse Air Brake Company, the American Brake Shoe & Foundry Company, and the Mack Truck Company came to this cemetery to lay a wreath upon his grave recognizing him as the earliest inventor of the friction brake shoe system.
|Placed By||Fulton County Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, April 30th, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 243908 N 4424818|
|Decimal Degrees||39.93476667, -77.99705000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 56.086', W 77° 59.823'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 56' 5.16" N, 77° 59' 49.38" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-199 E Walnut St, McConnellsburg PA 17233, US|
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