Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Eastland Disaster
Erected 2000 by The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, The Eastland Disaster Historical Society, The City of Chicago, and the Illinois State Historical Society.
Location. 41° 53.224′ N, 87° 37.941′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of West Wacker Drive and North LaSalle Street on West Wacker Drive. Click for map. Marker is located on the Chicago Riverwalk. Marker is at or near this postal address: 144 West Wacker Drive, Chicago IL 60601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Hubbardís Folly” (here, next to this marker); South Water Street First Post Office (approx. ľ mile away); Wacker Drive (approx. ľ mile away); Site of the Sauganash Hotel/Wigwam (approx. ľ mile away); Carbide and Carbon Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Fort Dearborn (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Fort Dearborn (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chicago.
Also see . . .
1. Eastland Disaster Historical Society. (Submitted on September 29, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. The Eastland. Photos showing the progression of the original marker to the present. Additional links are provided giving information on the disaster. (Submitted on October 3, 2011.)
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 750 times since then and 87 times this year. Last updated on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 4, 5. submitted on . • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.