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Virginia Inventors A-51 | Marker History

Virginia Inventors Marker, A-51

A mile and a half northwest, Cyrus H. McCormick perfected, in 1831, the grain reaper. In that vicinity, in 1856, J. A. E. Gibbs devised the chainstitch sewing machine.

Marker Information:
Year On Marker: 1929
Region: Shenandoah Valley Region
Geographic Location: Rockbridge County
Physical Description of Location: Intersection of North Lee Highway and Raphine Road. 8189 North Lee Highway (Route 11), Raphine, VA 24472.
GPS Location: 37.924284,-79.203832
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