George Gaylord

George Gaylord (HM1RRC)

Location: Lockport, IL 60441 Will County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 35.439', W 88° 3.476'

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Local Merchant

I ran a successful business in Lockport, but no one was more prosperous than Hiram Norton. Over several decades, he capitalized on the canal's potential, negotiated exclusive rights to the water power, and expanded his milling operations.
To Abraham Lincoln
I warehoused goods in part of the building, and ran a general store in the three-story section, built in 1859. In Lockport, people bought flour, salt, and eggs, but also luxury goods, including fancy hats, ribbons, and candy.
To William Schuler
In 1878, I moved my dry goods store and grain business from State Street to the Public Landing. The canal and the railroad operated on each side of the building. The 1870s and 1880s were a profitable time on the I&M Canal. (Marker Number 12.)
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Date Added Monday, April 18th, 2016 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 411824 N 4604868
Decimal Degrees41.59065000, -88.05793333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 35.439', W 88° 3.476'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 35' 26.34" N, 88° 3' 28.56" W
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Area Code(s)708, 815, 630
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 W 8th St, Lockport IL 60441, US
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