Gallery of Also-Rans

 Gallery
 of
 Also-Rans


 
Since 1965, Norton has been home to the Gallery of Also-Rans. Pictures of unsuccessful candidates for presidents from Thomas Jefferson to George Bush line the walls. There's also a short biography. Famous men like Andrew Jackson share the walls with Horatio Seymour and Rufus King. New York Times publisher Horace Greeley, who once spent the night at stagecoach Station 15 near Norton, is among the distinguished losers.

The gallery is the creation of local banker W. W. Rouse and is still located on the mezzanine of the First State Bank in Norton. It's open during banking hours. The bank also has other interesting exhibits and collections.

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