Wolf Point, 1885, Chicago.
President Harry Truman crosses the Madison Street bridge to much fanfare, 1950, Chicago.
East from the Merchandise Mart, 1934, Chicago.
The Adams Street Bridge, 1889, Chicago.
Chicago, An Untamed Prehistoric Wilderness, 1820
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The second Fort Dearborn, 1818, Chicago.
Note how the mouth of the Chicago River is not at the end of the east branch, but sits to the south at the end of an inlet.
Looking east from the north west side entry point of the Washington Street Tunnel, 1878, Chicago.
Residents of Wicker Park would have traveled by horse-drawn streetcar or carriage, down Milwaukee Ave, to this point to enter the downtown area.
Braving the elements while crossing the Michigan Ave Bridge, 1935, Chicago.
Looking south on LaSalle from the river, 1961, Chicago.
Salt reserves are unloaded from a barge just east of Michigan Ave, 1963, Chicago.
Smoldering coal embers burn on the north side of the Chicago River’s east branch in the days after the Great Fire, 1871, Chicago.
Looking south on Michigan Ave across from the Wrigley Building, 1928, Chicago.
During it’s construction between 1887 and 1900, the Chicago Sanitary and Ship canal was a tourist attraction; photo c. 1890s.
A frozen ship on the river, 1966, Chicago.
Michigan Ave at the river, 1935, Chicago. George Miller.
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