December 4, 1812

On December 4, 1812, Peter Gaillard of Lancaster, Pennsylvania became the patron saint of jean shorts wearing, white tennis shoe owning, grill mastering American dads throughout the world. He patented the first power mower. All hail Peter Gaillard and his one horse powered mower. It literally used one horse.

I had no idea that equines could be used as fuel. I guess you learn something new every day, eh? Share this post, if you can tell me why the Twisted Historian just shook his head and said I’m embarrassing myself.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
This entry was posted in 19th Century, Historical Facts and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.