Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard

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Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard (August 22, 1802 in Windsor, Vermont – September 14, 1886 in Chicago, Illinois) was an American fur trader, insurance underwriter and land speculator. Hubbard first arrived in Chicago on October 1, 1818 as a voyageur. He went on to build Chicago's first stockyard and help form a land boom for Chicago in the East.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Hamilton, Henry R. The Epic of Chicago. Willett Clark, 1932.
  • Hubbard, Gurdon S. The Autobiography of Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard, Pa-pa-ma-ta-be, "The Swift Walker. Lakeside Press, 1911.
  • Wendt, Lloyd. Swift Walker: An Informal Biography of Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard. Regnery Books, 1986. ISBN 0-89526-581-8.
  • Hubbard's Trail, by Alfred Hubbard Holt. Chicago, Ill[inois:] Erie Press—Publishers; 30 N[orth] LaSalle St[reet, 1952.] 320p. (Books of Character)