Pioneer, Blacksmith and InventorA 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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|Placed By||The Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, August 12th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 547041 N 3752855|
|Decimal Degrees||33.91506667, -98.49111667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 33° 54.904', W 98° 29.467'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||33° 54' 54.24" N, 98° 29' 28.02" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 601 Ohio Ave, Wichita Falls TX 76301, US|
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