Retrospective Map of Chicago, circa 1812

This map was compiled from descriptions and is probably the most reproduced historic map of Chicago in existence. While it shows some of the important land marks, it is silent on many details of the area. On the east side of the South Branch of the Chicago river a band of trees is found and is the origin of the name of Grove street. It was through these woods that John Kelso and a young lad had escaped from the Indian raid on Lee's Place in April of 1812.


Source: A. T. Andreas, History of Chicago, vol. I (Chicago: A.T. Andreas, 1884), p. 81.

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