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Visual display of the George S. Whyte

George S. Whyte

  • George S. Whyte, founder and president of the MacWhyte Wire Rope Company.
  • Founded in 1896 by F. B. Macomber and George Whyte in Coal City, Illinois, MacWhyte Company came to Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1912, where wire rope, aircraft cables, and tie rods were produced. In 1984, a MacWhyte Industrial Park was formed in Kenosha, covering a total of 30 acres. Multiple factors contributed to the decline of operations and the company closed in 1999.

Publication Details

Description of Original
1 photographic print ; 9 in. x 7 1/2 in.
Location of Original
Kenosha History Center : Industrial Photographic Print Collection, no. 1071
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