Submitted by scott on Sat, 03/14/2020 - 11:03
41° 52' 55" N , 87° 37' 40" W

Sam's first visit, August 20, 1853, en route to New York from St. Louis.

"The four decades between Clemen's first and last visits to Chicago saw the city grow from an inconsequential town to the Midwest's greatest industrial and commercial center.  Life of the Mississippi describes the city as changing so rapidly that 'she is never the Chicago you saw when you passed through the last time.' "

Big City