The strategic importance to early American development of the junction of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan led to the establishment here of Fort Dearborn and to the founding of the City of Chicago
Erected in 1953 to the memory of those pioneers who plied this water route.
Erected 1953 by Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Illinois.
Location. 41° 53.306′ N, 87° 37.476′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of North Michigan Avenue and East Wacker Drive on North Michigan Avenue. Click for map. The marker is located on the southeast corner of the Michigan Street Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Chicago IL 60601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rene Robert Cavalier Sieur de La Salle (here, next to this marker); Fort Dearborn
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