The Forest Preserves of Cook County; Owned by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County in the State of Illinois

The Forest Preserves of Cook County; Owned by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County in the State of Illinois

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...suggested for a construction of a public shelter at this popular section of the preserve and that no doubt, when erected, will derive its name for the revered Frenchman to whom went the honor of first discovering our county. In a still more substantial manner the old Indian ford, later called the Talcott ford, just south of the town of Desplaines, will be marked with the construction of an automobile ford which was first conceived for Wheeling Park traffic still further north. There the engineers are engaged in laying a full-fledged concrete road across on the bottom of the river for the benefit of automobiles and horse-drawn vehicles as well. This will be marked by iron uprights on which will be strung a picturesque footbridge. But it is when one gets down into the old Indian reservation region of the river' valley that the full import of the valley's connection with Indian life is realized. There is to be found some of the few remaining specimen of Indian mounds in this section of the northwest. To John Kennicott, Cook County's first doctor whose home was within a stone's throw of the Old Grove Portage and who incidentally was the father of the present District Forester, Ransom E. Kennicott, goes the credit of locating these mounds. Consequently they have been named for him. These mounds are found in the woods just to the north of the west extension of North Avenue. Eventually this spot, like all others, will be indicated by the comprehensive system of signs that will guide travelers in the woods and on the roads. Dr. Kennicott has told how the Indians, using the portage, dragged their canoes past his home and across the "high road," that is now the Milwaukee Avenue road, to the waters that led them to the Chicago River and...
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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123688566X
  • 9781236885661