Local History

An American Tragedy

The Gillette Skirt Company on Miller Street in Cortland where Grace Brown and Chester Gillette first met. Chester’s uncle owned the factory. Today the building is home to Wernick L. and Sons Supply Co. Inc.

Arrowhead Lodge on Fourth Lake in Inlet, New York. This is where Chester Gillette checked in after he walked from the drowning site on Big Moose Lake.

(photos provided by the Cortland County Historical Society)