Chicago River

Chicago River (HMW4B)

Location: Chicago, IL 60601 Cook County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 53.306', W 87° 37.476'

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This river originally flowing eastward from the prairie home lands of the Potawatomi and other Indian tribes into Lack Michigan, linked the waters of the Atlantic, the St. Lawrence and the Great Lakes with those of the Illinois, the Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico. From 1673, commerce and civilization followed this natural waterway from the seaboard to the heart of the continent.

The strategic importance to early American development of the junction of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan led to the establishment here of Fort Dearborn and to the founding of the City of ChicagoErected in 1953 to the memory of those pioneers who plied this water route.

HM NumberHMW4B
Year Placed1953
Placed BySociety of Colonial Wars in the State of Illinois
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 5:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 448181 N 4637577
Decimal Degrees41.88843333, -87.62460000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 53.306', W 87° 37.476'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 53' 18.36" N, 87° 37' 28.56" W
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Area Code(s)312, 773, 630
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 376 N Michigan Ave, Chicago IL 60601, US
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