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Joliet in Will County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

George Kiser, Iron Works laborer

I&M Canal Passage

 
 
George Kiser, Iron Works laborer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
1. George Kiser, Iron Works laborer Marker
Inscription.  George Kiser, an African-American, moved to Joliet from Missouri in the early 1900s. A laborer at the Joliet Iron Works, he worked in noisy, hot and dangerous conditions. The mill employed workers from all over the world - migrants from the south were joined by Poles, Swedes, Germans, Bohemians and others.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 41° 32.182′ N, 88° 4.815′ W. Marker is in Joliet, Illinois, in Will County. Marker is at the intersection of Columbia Street and Illinois Route 53, on the left when traveling east on Columbia Street. Marker is located at the entrance of Joliet Iron Works Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 Columbia St, Joliet IL 60432, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Forging a City of Steel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ruby Street Bridge (about 600 feet away); Original Dairy Queen Store (approx. ¼ mile away); Men of Steel (approx. ¼ mile away); What's Cooking? (approx.
George Kiser, Iron Works laborer Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jason Voigt, September 30, 2020
2. George Kiser, Iron Works laborer Marker
Marker is located at the entrance to Joliet Iron Works Park, next to its supplemental interpretive statue.
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¼ mile away); High Risks & Hard Work (approx. ¼ mile away); Language Barriers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jackson Street Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joliet.
 
Additional keywords. immigration
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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May. 25, 2022