David Ward King

David Ward King (October 27, 1857 – February 9, 1920), a farmer who lived near Maitland, Missouri, was the inventor of the King road drag. His invention, which was the horse-drawn forerunner of the modern road grader, had great influence on American life because his invention improved the widespread dirt roads of his day to the extent that they could accommodate the advent of the automobile, rural mail delivery and mail order catalogues.

Read more about David Ward King:  Family and Early Life, Maitland, Missouri Farmer, Invention of The King Road Drag, King Meetings, Family, Affairs of David Ward King in Springfield, Ohio, Deaths of David Ward and Mary Wylie King, Importance of The King Road Drag

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