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Forest Glen in Chicago in Cook County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Old Treaty Elm

 
 
Old Treaty Elm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the Chicago's Charter Jubilee series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1933.
 
Location. 41° 59.121′ N, 87° 44.447′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. It is in Forest Glen. Marker is at the intersection of Noth Kilbourn Avenue and North Rodgers Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Noth Kilbourn Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chicago IL 60646, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sauganash Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Edgebrook
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(approx. 1.4 miles away); Mary Berkemeier Quinn Park-of-Trees (approx. 1.7 miles away); Charles N. Loucks House (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Spirit of the Fighting Yank (approx. 2.3 miles away); Romanian American War Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Portage Park (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Also see . . .
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.)
3. Historical markers that don't quite hit the mark. As part of Chicago's WTTW (PBS affiliate) "Ask Geoffrey" series, Geoffrey answers questions regarding some of Chicago's mysterious historical plaques. The Old Treaty Elm is one of them that he talks about. Contains video. Published in May 2020. (Submitted on July 27, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Old Treaty Elm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, April 29, 2012
2. Old Treaty Elm Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 957 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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