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1837

John Deere Moldboard Plow
Society: ASABEMain Category: Agricultural & BiologicalSub Category: Equipment, TillageEra: 1830-1839DateCreated: 1837The John Deere Historic SiteGrand DetourState: ILZip: 61021Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/john-deere-plow-7.aspxCreator: Deere, John

On this site in 1837 John Deere built the first successful self-scouring steel plow, thereby making a significant contribution to the development of American agriculture. Dedicated by American Society of Agricultural Engineers 1976

YearAdded:
1976
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Dwight Sipler (CC BY 2.0)Image Caption: moldboards of a modern plow
Houston Ship Channel
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Water TransportationEra: 1830-1839DateCreated: 1837BaytownHoustonState: TXCountry: USAWebsite: https://www.asce.org/project/houston-ship-channel/

The 50-mile Houston Ship Channel is a manmade port for ocean-going vessels, stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to Houston and Harris County, Texas.   

YearAdded:
1987
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Roy Luck (CC BY 2.0)Image Caption: Houston Ship ChannelEra_date_from: 1837
Muskingum River Navigation System
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Water TransportationEra: 1830-1839DateCreated: 1837Muskingum RiverZanesvilleState: OHZip: 43701Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Muskingum-River-Navigation-System/Creator: Curtis, Samuel

Most of the locks were 184 feet long and 36 feet wide, able to handle boats up to 160 feet long. The sandstone locks (along with wood miter gates, rock-filled timber-crib dams and bypass canals with guard gates) created a slackwater navigation system stretching over 90 miles.  

YearAdded:
2000
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/gb_packards (CC BY-ND 2.0)Image Caption: Muskingum River LockEra_date_from: 1837
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