Cyrus Hall McCormick (1809-1884)

Cyrus McCormick revolutionized farming with the invention of the horse-drawn mechanical reaper in 1831. By 1859, it was estimated that the McCormick reaper contributed $55 million annually to the gross national product. McCormick used his wealth to support a Presbyterian theological seminary and other institutions, and was active in politics.

Date:
1875
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Item#:
45.458
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