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Chicago Portage National Historic Site

8/24/1998 Drove quite a ways in traffic, construction, etc. to find the Chicago Portage NHS [Lyons] - turned out to be a field with a big sculpture commemorating the portage between Lake Michigan and the Des Plaines river.

Interesting sculpture/monument
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8/29/2010 First stop, a short way to the Chicago Portage NHS to see the monument to the portage between the Great Lakes and Mississippi waterways.

The park sign
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The family by the monument
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They went thata way ...
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