I’ve scanned in the pages from the Journal of the Chicago City council from December of 1938, when it added the fourth star for Ft. Dearborn. A couple of interesting notes:
- No mention of a “massacre”.
- The Commission responsible for the recommendation also proposed the installation of the outline of the walls of Ft. Dearborn at Michigan and Wacker.
I should probably eventually go back and pull the record of the appointment of the Fort Dearborn Memorial Commission to figure out why it was appointed in the first place – is this related to veteran’s issues post-WWI?