Chicago Portage National Historic Site


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Chicago Portage National Historic Site:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Chicago Portage National Historic Site

Address:c/o Cook County Forest Preserve
Cummings Sq
River Forest, IL 60305

Phone:773-261-8400
Web: www.civiccenterauthority.org/pages/portsite.htm
Size: 91 acres.
Established: Designated on January 3, 1952. Administered by Cook County.
Location:Near the intersection of Harlem Ave. and I-55 (Adlai Stevenson Expwy.) in Chicago, Illinois.
Special Features:A portion of the portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River, discovered by French explorers Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet, is preserved here. The portage was a major factor in the development of the United States interior. With the opening of the Illinois and Michigan Canal in 1848, the portage became the transportation link that spurred development of the city of Chicago.

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