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By 1904, Lord’s fuel and ice company at 209 East Fifth Ave. was thriving but still used horses for deliveries.

From sidewalks to state highways, E.A. Lord paved the way

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Eugene Addison Lord (1860–1927) began his career teaching school, but soon became one of Monmouth’s leading businessmen and contractors.
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A humorous 1897 newspaper ad for the E. A. Lord Coal & Ice Co.

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Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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