Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Murray Baker Bridge, Peoria, Illinois. (Previously misidentified as the McCluggage Bridge.)

According to
"Thanks to businessman Murray Morrison Baker, Caterpillar is headquartered in Peoria. In 1909, Baker convinced Holt Manufacturing Co. to open a factory here. Holt merged with C.L. Best Gas Tractor Co. in 1925 to become Caterpillar Tractor Company. Baker became vice president and director of sales for the newly formed company and later served on Cat’s board of directors."

Later he had a bridge named after him.
J G Ward


At 9:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't that named after *the* Bob McCluggage?


At 9:33 PM, Blogger Jane said...

you must be thinking of "the" Bob Michael . . . Actually this is the Murray Baker Bridge . . . Oops! I got my bridges wrong.

At 9:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Murray Baker?!?

Why didn't you say so!



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