The Chicago Portage archive is available for download as a single .zip file from here. The archive includes copies of The Chicago Portage Ledger, photographs of the site, and the video "Connected Worlds: The Story of the Chicago Portage.
Furthermore, this December, we are launching a new platform for our unique digital collections.
Please take a moment to preview it and let us know what you think!
Portal to the People
One path to discovering Chicago is through the lives of the people who explored, settled and built the city. Here are brief summaries of the lives and relevant accomplishments of a few of the key people who discovered and created Chicago.
(links in bold indicate a section with several pages)
Rene Robert Cavalier Sieur de LaSalle
The Time of the French in North America