Brockville in Leeds & Grenville Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
Senator George T. Fulford
1852 - 1905
Born and raised in Brockville, George Taylor Fulford apprenticed at his brother's drugstore and took charge of it himself at age 22. Five years later, he was elected to the first of 12 terms as alderman. Fulford entered the patent-medicine trade in 1886, and in 1890 acquired the rights to his most famous product, "Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People." His use of large-scale newspaper testimonial advertising helped expand his business internationally. His headquarters remained in Brockville and Fulford himself maintained a local presence, as businessman, politician and philanthropist. His mansion, Fulford Place, reflected his social status. He was appointed to the Senate in 1900. In 1905, at the height of his career, George Fulford was fatally injured in an automobile accident.
Erected 2001 by Ontario Heritage Foundation.
Location. 44° 35.861′ N, 75° 40.262′ W. Marker is in Brockville, Ontario, in Leeds & Grenville Counties. Marker can be reached from King Street East (Ontario Route 2). Click for map. Marker is located in front of the main entrance to Fulford Place. Marker is at or near this postal address: 287 King Street East, Brockville, Ontario, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker Fulford Place (a few steps from this marker); George Chaffey (approx. one kilometer away); The Brockville "Van" or Caboose (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); The Brockville Tunnel (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Blockhouse Island (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); Ogle Robert Gowan, 1803-1876 (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Gen. Sir Isaac Brock. K.C.B. (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Johnstown District Court House and Gaol (approx. 1.4 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Brockville.
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Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia - George T. Fulford. (Submitted on August 11, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
2. Wikipedia - Pink Pills for Pale People. (Submitted on August 11, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
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