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Transactions Of The Illinois State Historical Society

Transactions Of The Illinois State Historical Society
Public Domain 1912 - ISBN# None Assigned - ISBN# None Assigned



Later Marquette speaks of the Illinois village six leagues away. This is the exact distance to the fort and Indian camp at Palos, which was located on the trail that passed on the ridge of the Desplaines-Calumet divide and commanded both the trail or ford and the portage here. In the springtime the water is high and no portage is necessary for a canoe. A month ago I went over this route in a canoe from South Chicago to the Sag. For a mile near the divide it is difficult to see which way the current runs. The Calumet-Sag Drainage Canal, now under construction, follows this old route almost exactly via Stony Brook and Bachelors' Grove Creek.

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