Welcome the Chicago Portage Ledger serving those interested in the Chicago Portage National Historic Site, early Chicago, history, and fur trade in Illinois.  Privately published every four months with non-profit distribution.

The Chicago Portage is the birthplace of Chicago. A small portion of the historic connection between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi waterways is preserved in the Forest Preserve District of Cook County’s Portage Woods and Ottawa Trail Woods in Lyons, Illinois. It is one of only two National Historic Sites in Illinois and one of the few in the country that is not owned by the National Park Service.


This collection has moved.
It is now available at: http://digitalcollections.library.cmu.edu/chicago/





University Libraries | Digital Collections | Carnegie Mellon University

October 2009