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"Replica of the Original Fort Dearborn," Chicago Tribune, 5 March 1899

 

 

 

"Replica of the Original Fort Dearborn," Chicago Tribune, 5 March 1899

In 1899, little more than 40 years after the second Fort Dearborn had been demolished, Chicago had a population of 1.6 million, and the landscape of the early nineteenth century had changed dramatically. The Chicago Historical Society in 1899 put on display a detailed replica of the original Fort Dearborn that had been destroyed in 1812.