Horse Drawn Shovel Harrow - Moorhead, MN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member m&m O
N 46° 49.999 W 096° 46.444
14T E 669750 N 5189047
Quick Description: This Horse Drawn Harrow is on the corner of 40th Ave. S. and 4th St. in Moorhead.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 3/14/2021 7:04:41 AM
Waymark Code: WM13YJM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1
Views: 3

Long Description:
On display under a tree in this front yard is an Adjustable Width Horse Drawn Shovel Harrow. This piece of ag. equipment was designed for garden use and would be good for busting up clods, weeding the garden, and spreading dirt over seeds that had been sown.

Searching and reading on the internet I found Dr. Evan's dissertation on weed management. Dr. Evan opened his paper by pointing out that weed management has always been an agricultural concern. Farmers started with hand tools, then used horses as a source of farm power, tractors came next and then chemicals. This harrow is one of the stages that weed management tools and techniques have gone through. Of course, removal of weeds was only one use for harrows such as this one.
Use or Purpose of Equipment: Bust up clods, remove weeds, and spread dirt on seeds.

Approximate age: 120 years

Still in Use?: No

Front yard

Fee for Access: no

Manufacturer and model: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
To visit a waymark please post an original picture of the equipment and a short description of your experience.
Search for... Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Old Agricultural Equipment
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
There are no logs for this waymark yet.