DAAHA to Dedicate Jacob Haish State Historical Marker
Saturday, June 17, 2017
DeKalb Area Agricultural Historical Association (DAAHA) will dedicate a State of Illinois historical marker recognizing Jacob Haish, which is yet another example of local agricultural innovation. Jacob Haish, of DeKalb, was one of the early inventors and manufacturers of barbed wire. Part of his legacy was donating money to a hospital and the public library. Together with his barbed-wire rivals, Joseph Glidden and Issac Ellwood, he was instrumental in bringing Northern Illinois State Normal School to DeKalb, now Northern Illinois University.
DeKalb Public Library
309 Oak Street
For more information contact Donna Langford, DAAHA Manager of Operations, at 815-756-8737 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.