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'Father of the Modern Plow'

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Above: Facsimile of Jethro Wood’s patent drawings for his 1819 plow, showing the replaceable plow share, indicated by the letter “B.” The plow very much resembles walking plows built during the 19th century and into the 1940s. Similar walking plows are still being built by Pioneer Equipment of Dalton, Ohio, for today’s horse farmer.