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Winnetka in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Green Bay Trail

 
 
The Green Bay Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 18, 2012
1. The Green Bay Trail Marker
Inscription. One branch of the Green Bay Trail traversed this region. Originally an Indian trail, after 1816 the route connected Fort Dearborn at Chicago with Fort Howard at Green Bay. Couriers faced hunger, cold and Indians to carry dispatches on a round trip which took a month.
 
Erected 1963 by Lake Shore Chapter Daughters of the American Colonists and The Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 7.245′ N, 87° 44.6′ W. Marker is in Winnetka, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of Scott Avenue and Old Green Bay Road, on the right when traveling north on Scott Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winnetka IL 60093, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Francis Stupey Log Cabin (approx. 5.2 miles away); Archange Ouilmette (approx. 5.2 miles away); Grosse Point Light Station (approx. 5.2 miles away); Site of the First Public Building (approx. 5.3 miles away); American Indian - Potawatomi Tribe Eagle Dancer
The Green Bay Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 18, 2012
2. The Green Bay Trail Marker
Looking south along Old Green Bay Road and Scott Avenue.
(approx. 5.8 miles away); Indian Trading Post (approx. 5.8 miles away); The American Legion Memorial (approx. 5.8 miles away); Harrer Park (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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