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Marker Details

Historical Marker:

Barbed Wire Manufacturing 1837-1938


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Location:
The marker is located in DeKalb, in front of the Glidden Home at 931 West Lincoln Highway (IL Route 38).
Latitude:
41.9312
Longitude:
-88.7706
Dedication Date:
01/01/1955
Dedication By:
The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
This house, built in 1861, was the home of Joseph Glidden, who in 1873 invented barbed wire fencing. With Phineas W. Vaughn he perfected a machine to manufacture it. DeKalb was the home of
Isaac L. Ellwood and Jacob Haish, also manufacturers of barbed wire. Haish developed the S-barb. DeKalb became the manufacturing center for barbed wire, significant in the development of the west.
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