In Memory of John Hackett

© Photographed July 20, 2015
Erected 1888 by Mrs. Ella Adams of Chicago
Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin

In Memory of John Hackett
an honored citizen of Beloit, Wis.
from 1836 to 1886

The memorial is located at Field Park and is accessible from eastbound West Grant Avenue, east of its intersection with Bluff Street, Beloit, Wisconsin 53511.

Born in Vermont, Hackett moved to Wisconsin Territory and settled in Beloit, Wisconsin Territory. He was a merchant and owned a store. He served in the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature from 1840 to 1842 as a Democrat. Hackett then served in the first Wisconsin Constitutional Convention. Then in 1852, he served in the Wisconsin State Assembly. He lost a bid to return to that seat in 1853, losing by 224 votes to Samuel Colley, the candidate of the new Republican Party. Hackett was mayor of Beloit, Wisconsin in 1879. He died in Los Angeles, California in 1886, where he had gone because of ill health to recover from.
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In Memory of John Hackett: Horse watering trough from Grand Avenue constructed of rusticated stonework. Marker is in memory of John Hackett. Originally located in middle of intersection of Grand and Bluff. "In memory of John Hackett and honored citizen of Beloit, Wisconsin from 1836 to 1886." Donated by Mrs. Ella Adams of Chicago and presented to the city at the Opera House February 14, 1888.

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The memorial is located in Beloit, Wisconsin.

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