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The Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) encompasses the communities and counties along the historic 97-mile Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor. The Heritage Corridor spans from the Chicago Portage Area just southwest of Chicago to LaSalle-Peru including the counties of Will, Grundy, LaSalle and Putnam. The region conveniently located along I-55 from Chicago to Joliet along I-80 west to LaSalle-Peru.

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Dinner & A Little History: Rising UP from Indian Country: The Battle of For Dearborn & The Birth of Chicago

Dates: May. 18, 2017 - May. 18, 2017
Times: 6:00pm Cocktails, 6:30pm Dinner, 7:30 Lecture
Category: Dining
Location: Canal Corridor Association, 754 First Street, LaSalle, IL 61301
Phone: 815-220-1848 ext 1838
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Speaker: Anne Durkin-Keating, Ph.D

The illustrated talk will consider Chicago when it was part of a broad Indian Country in the western Great Lakes under the nominal colonial control of first the French, then the British, and finally the United States. It will examine figures such as Jean Baptiste Point de Sable, Archange Ouilmette, and John Kinzie and their role in Chicago's early development.


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