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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lockport, Illinois
Location of Lockport, Illinois
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While traveling along the I&M Canal, workers had some free time. Often, they used pocket knives to whittle items, like a switch, to make the time move faster. They were "whittling their time away."
Find the canal worker who might have enough . . . — — Map (db m94006) HM|
|While serving in the State Legislature, Abraham Lincoln voted in support of the I&M Canal. Having traveled by several modes of transport, he understood the value of the proposed canal to Illinois and the entire nation. — — Map (db m94009) HM|
In 1836 the young state of Illinois staked its future on the construction of a water highway, the I&M Canal. In 1974 the state began establishing a system of recreational trails along the canal. — — Map (db m94008) HM|
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 . . . — — Map (db m94015) HM|
|The Norton & Company Warehouse
This 100 foot square limestone building was constructed in 1848 by Hiram Norton to take advantage of the grain trade opened by the Illinois and Michigan Canal. The Norton Building was used as a warehouse, . . . — — Map (db m136018) HM|
|In 1837 the town of Lockport was laid out by the Illinois and Michigan Canal commissioners and a residence-office was built. The first floor of the permanent structure was completed in 1837, and became headquarters for construction and . . . — — Map (db m94016) HM|
One of the first locks built on the I & M Canal, Lock 1 was operating at the turn of the century when this photograph was taken. All the limestone for the lock was quarried locally, as well as the hydraulic cement used for mortar.
Locks act . . . — — Map (db m136028) HM|
National Historic District
Registered 1975 — — Map (db m94030) HM|
Erected in honor of all employes
of Lockport Works
who served in the Armed Forces in
World War II
and in memory of those listed below
who lost their lives while in the
service of our country
Harold A. Adamson La Verne Bundy
Donald . . . — — Map (db m94002) WM|
Donated to the
Lockport Township Park District
by Lockport Youth Center, Inc. on
February 21, 1955
Restored and Dedicated
June 12, 1988
National Historic District
Main Street . . . — — Map (db m94003) HM|
To take advantage of the natural slope of the valley towards the Des Plaines River, the Hydraulic Basin was constructed on the westside of the I & M Canal. The 260-foot by 370-foot basin, begun in 1848, gave Lockport the greatest water power . . . — — Map (db m136025) HM|
The Lockport Station
has been placed on the
National Register of Historic Railroad Landmarks
1860 - 2010
Today the structure is owned by Metra and has been refurbished, preserved and protected by the City of Lockport, Illinois. The . . . — — Map (db m94004) HM|
Built in the 1850s, shortly after the opening of the I & M Canal, the Norton Building contained a grain warehouse and a grocery for farmers and citizens of Lockport, and a canal supplies store for boat crews. It also served as a crew dormitory. . . . — — Map (db m136016) HM|
Erected in honor of all citizens of Lockport community who served in the Armed Forces in World War II and in memory of those listed below who lost their lives while in the service of our country
Harold Adamson Hugh Allison Russell Ayers . . . — — Map (db m94032) WM|
To George Gaylord
I started driving mules in 1885 when I was about fourteen years old. When traveling from Lockport to Chicago, you went against the current, and it would take five husky mules to pull the boat at around two miles an . . . — — Map (db m94011) HM|