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During this project I was reminded that Jethro Wood of Scipio Center, New York in Cayuga County was the inventor of the interchangeable parts cast iron plow. This past Monday on a Memorial Day outing I visited the site of Wood's invention and his home. It was gratifying to see the historical markers erected by the State of New York and also to see his very well preserved home. Although I left the farm I grew up on nearly 60 years ago and have had a long academic career in engineering, there certainly are strong agrarian roots remaining in my life. Maybe I am still a plow boy at heart.
|Jethro Wood the Storekeeper Inventor
|Jethro Wood Home Site Marker
|Jethro Wood's Well Preserved House