Like New York's Rowland Hussey Macy, Chicago's Marshall Field (1834-1906) created a massive retail empire. At its peak, it extended from Ohio to the Dakotas and from Wisconsin to Texas. The chain bearing his name, a veritable Windy City institution, was obliterated by a Manhattan mercantile's rebranding blitz of 2003-2006. 
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