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1939 Chicago city council action on the Ft. Dearborn star

Tue 10 February 2015 — filed under history

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?



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