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Chicago with the School Section, Wabansia and Kinzie’s Addition, 1834

Chicago with the School Section, Wabansia and Kinzie’s Addition, 1834

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(The Newberry – VAULT drawer Graff 1817)



This 1834 real estate map is similar to the one Chicago’s canal commissioners would use just two years later to sell land used to fund the construction of the Illinois-Michigan Canal. Modern-day parks advocates cite the now-famous words on that later map, which suggest that Chicago’s lakefront park should remain “forever open, clear and free.”



For more on this map, check out WBEZ's story about the history of Chicago's coastline:



http://www.wbez.org/series/curious-city/question-answered-how-has-chicago%E2%80%99s-coastline-changed-over-decades-104328



(The Newberry – VAULT drawer Graff 1817)



This 1834 real estate map is similar to the one Chicago’s canal commissioners would use just two years later to sell land used to fund the construction of the Illinois-Michigan Canal. Modern-day parks advocates cite the now-famous words on that later map, which suggest that Chicago’s lakefront park should remain “forever open, clear and free.”



For more on this map, check out WBEZ's story about the history of Chicago's coastline:



http://www.wbez.org/series/curious-city/question-answered-how-has-chicago%E2%80%99s-coastline-changed-over-decades-104328

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Published by: Chicago Public Media on Dec 11, 2012
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