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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Miles, George U. 'George U. Miles (statement for William H. Herndon)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
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Note from page 535: 1. The widely used shovel plow was simply a piece of iron shaped like a pointed shovel and attached to a stick. The bar-share plow consisted of a primitive wooden moldboard with a lance-shaped iron point as a share. The moldboard of the Cary plow was plated with sheet iron; the share was of heavy wrought iron. The Diamond plow was a cast-iron plow whose advantage was in working with less resistance than wooden moldboard plows encountered, but on prairie soils it did not scour well.

Note from page 535: 2. Devices for blowing chaff out of threshed grain.

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Wilson, Douglas L., ed.; Davis, Rodney O., ed.; Miles, George U. 'George U. Miles (statement for William H. Herndon)' in 'Herndon's Informants: Letters, Interviews, and Statements About Abraham Lincoln' . Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. [format: book], [genre: history]. Permission: University of Illinois Press
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=herndon534b.html
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