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.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Illinois State Historical Society marker series.
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. Touch 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 “Hubbardís Folly” (here, next to this marker); South Water Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); 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). Touch for a list and map 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 832 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on November 28, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page was the Marker of the Week July 19, 2015. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. 4, 5. submitted on October 3, 2011. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.