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Lincoln Park Transitions

Hidden Truths

 

—The Chicago City Cemetery and Lincoln Park, Then and Now —

 
Lincoln Park Transitions Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 14, 2008
1. Lincoln Park Transitions Marker
Inscription. Lincoln Park, named in 1865 for the assassinated President, gradually replaced the 22 year old City Cemetery. This urban cemetery land, already desired for park grounds, was first deemed a health hazard in 1859. That same year officials began transferring remains to a private cemetery for the first time. In 1866, a civil lawsuit forced exhumations in a 12 acre tract. The 1871 Chicago Fire disfigured the remaining grounds. In 1874, unclaimed cemetery lots were condemned for the expansion of Lincoln Park. Exhumations were still occurring in the 1880's.

This two-part project by Pamela Bannon continues in the Internet: http://hiddentruths.northwestern.edu
 
Erected 2008 by Northwestern University CIRA and URGC Research Grants.
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 41° 54.946′ N, 87° 37.918′ W. Marker was in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Click for map. In Lincoln Park on bike path south of South Pond. Marker was in this post office area: Chicago IL 60614, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Abandoned Shoreline of Lake Michigan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); City Cemetery (about 400 feet
Lincoln Park Transitions Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 14, 2008
2. Lincoln Park Transitions Marker
On the reverse of each marker is a map of the 1863 City Cemetery layout. The white dots indicate the marker placements. The red dot indicates that marker's placement in the context of the City Cemetery grounds.
away but has been reported missing); Kennison Boulder Monument (about 800 feet away); Hidden Truths (about 800 feet away); Potter's Field (about 800 feet away); Couch Tomb (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Couch Tomb (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Town Triangle (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chicago.
 
Regarding Lincoln Park Transitions. This is one in a series of six markers in Lincoln Park intended for display May-November, 2008.
 
Also see . . .  Hidden Truths: The Chicago City Cemetery and Lincoln Park, Then and Now. This two-part project by Pamela Bannos continues on the internet. (Submitted on August 26, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
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Lincoln Park Transitions Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kathy Walker, August 14, 2008
3. Lincoln Park Transitions Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,357 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Kathy Walker of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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