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Chicago River
Chicago River
TitleChicago River
DescriptionCaption: "The Chicago River formerly emptied into Lake Michigan, but with the digging of the drainage canal, the current was reversed and the waters now find their way into the Mississippi, much to the disgust of St. Louis, transforming the once ill-smelling stream into a clean river. It is narrow and deep, but easily entered by the largest lake steamers. The question of lowering the street car tunnels which pass under the river, to obtain a still greater depth, has been an issue at several city elections."
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RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Coverage-SpatialChicago (Ill.)
Chicago River (Ill.)
PublisherUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Book TitleChicago
Author of the BookL. H. Nelson Company
CollectionPicture Chicago
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