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Old Treaty Elm

 
 
Old Treaty Elm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2012
1. Old Treaty Elm Marker
Inscription. The tree which stood here until 1933, marked the Northern Boundary of the Fort Dearborn Reservation, the trail to Lake Geneva, the center of Billy Caldwell’s (Chief Sauganash) Reservation, and the site of the Indian Treaty of 1835.
 
Erected 1937 by Chicago’s Charter Jubilee. Authenticated by Chicago Historic Society.
 
Location. 41° 59.121′ N, 87° 44.447′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of Noth Kilbourn Avenue and North Rodgers Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Noth Kilbourn Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chicago IL 60646, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sauganash Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charles N. Loucks House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Philip Rogers Home Site (approx. 2.9 miles away); 1877 Keystone from City Hall Building (approx. 3 miles away); Indian Boundary Village (approx. 3 miles away); Indian Boundary Park (approx. 3 miles away); Florsheim Shoe Company Building (approx. 3.3 miles away); Chicago Board of Trade Battery (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chicago.
 
Also see . . .
Old Treaty Elm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2012
2. Old Treaty Elm Marker

1. The Old Treaty Elm in 1928. A photo of the tree. (Submitted on June 10, 2016, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.) 

2. 1928 article about the possible loss of the Treaty Elm. (Submitted on June 10, 2016, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.)
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 575 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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