The Chicago Portage archive is available for download as a single .zip file from here. The archive includes copies of The Chicago Portage Ledger, photographs of the site, and the video "Connected Worlds: The Story of the Chicago Portage.
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The Chicago Portage Ledger
The Chicago Portage Ledger was created in January 2000 by Philip Vierling. His research provided the newsletter with information for other tour guides and anyone else interested in early Chicago history.
These are photographs of the site of the Jolliet-Marquette Statue, during preparation, construction, and completion.
Watch "Connecting Worlds: The Story of the Chicago Portage," produced by Mark MacLean.