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 Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable - on the east side of Michigan Avenue at the north side of the river is a bust honoring: "Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable -1745-1818 - Founder of Chicago -African-Caribbean, born in St. Mare, Haiti - In the 1770`s he opened the first trading post beside the Chicago river, establishing the settlement that became Chicago - The DuSable homestead was located near this site - This monument is given to the City of Chicago by Haitian-born Mr. Lesly Benodin to honor the legacy of its founder - Bust ofJean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable -Erik Blome - 2009- City of Chicago -Richard M. Daley, Mayor - Public Art Collection." [Photograph by Ulrich Danckers, 2010]

 Jolliet - 1903 monumental bronze statue of Louis Jolliet in front of the Joliet Public Library, dedicated on Feb. 14, 1904. Sculptor: Sigvald Asbjornsen; located and photographed by Alan Gornik, 2010. Also see Chicago Portage National Historic Site; also see Marquette & Jolliet.

 Jolliet & Marquette - 1925 bronze bas-relief plaque located on the east railing of the Michigan Avenue bridge. The text on the right reads: "This tablet is placed by the Illinois Society of Colonial Dames of America under the auspices of the Chicago Historical Society - 1925." The central portion pictures an Indian guide, the two explorers, and five voyageurs within their canoe. The photograph was taken by Alan Gornik, 2006.

 

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