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.
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The Life of Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard
One man’s life spans the time from when Illinois became a state in 1818 to more than a decade after the Chicago’s great fire in 1871. Gurdon Staltonstall Hubbard helped realize Joliet’s vision of a canal and established Chicago as a the marketplace of the Midwest.
Click the links below to explore Gurdon Hubbard's life.