Joliet in Will County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Forging a City of Steel
The Workers' Story
Behind the machines and the products were the people that lived and worked here. Follow in the footsteps of the workers as you explore the Joiet Iron Works trail. Discover the workers' story, as they helped forge the city of Joliet.
Erected by Forest Preserve District of Will County.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Parks & Recreational Areas.
Location. 41° 32.243′ N, 88° 4.78′ W. Marker is in Joliet, Illinois, in Will County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Columbia Street and Illinois Route 53. Marker is located off the I&M Canal Passage Trail, in 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 George Kiser, Iron Works laborer (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ruby Street Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Men of Steel (approx. 0.2 miles away); What's Cooking? (approx. 0.2 miles away); High Risks & Hard Work (approx. 0.2 miles away); Language Barriers (approx. ¼ mile away); Original Dairy Queen Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Route 66 Park (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Joliet.
More about this marker. This is the first in a series of markers as you are moving from the entrance/parking lot of Joliet Iron Works Park on Columbia Street.
Also see . . . Forest Preserve District of Will County. Website address for the Forest Preserve District, which is at the bottom of this marker, among several on this trail. (Submitted on October 17, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
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 74 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.