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CHICAGO: MEANING OF THE NAME AND LOCATION OF PRE-1800 EUROPEAN SETTLEMENTS
by John F. Swenson; adapted from "Chicagoua/Chicago: The Origin, Meaning, and Etymology of a place name"; Illinois Historic Journal 84, winter 1991.

TRIBAL MIXTURES IN CHICAGO AREA INDIAN VILLAGES
by Helen H. Tanner; published in Indians of the Chicago Area, 1990.

FRENCH CHICAGO DURING THE 18TH CENTURY
by Ulrich Danckers; published in Baybury Review, 1997.

A TRIP FROM BELLEVILLE TO CHICAGO IN 1836
by an excerpt from the Memories of Gustave Koerner 1809-1896.

JEAN BAPTISTE POINT DE SABLE THE FOUNDER OF MODERN CHICAGO
by John F. Swenson, 1999, all rights reserved. [This essay is currently undergoing revision based on new information and documents found since 1999.]

FRENCH PEORIA: a New Inquiry
by John F. Swenson, 2011, all rights reserved.

LIFE IN CHICAGO SEVENTY YEARS AGO September 20, 1903
by Mrs. Charles A. Taylor, Daughter of Mrs. Almira Willcox of Detroit, Mich., in 1832-`33-`34. Compiled from Her Diary by Mrs. Julia Willcox Tenney.

WHERE WAS THE DU SABLE FARM OF 1790
by Philip E. Vierling; published in Chicago Portage Ledger; Vol. 13, No. 2 May/August 2012.

 

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