Posted by andrew on .
Can anyone answer any of these questions....? I'm not very associated with the Chicago area..
- What site is near or at the Chicago River today?
- How is the area from Lake Michigan to the Chicago River important today? What was the problem with the area in the 1830s and how was this overcome?
- When canals were first built (1850s), the Illinois and Mihcigan Canal carried wheat, sugar, and lumber to Chicago. Where did each of these products come from?
social studies -
Your first question is hard to answer because the Chicago River is about 150 miles long. Obviously one answer is that the city of Chicago is at the Chicago River.
A channel connects the river with Lake Michigan today.
The Illinois-Michigan Canal connects with the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers -- and then with the tributaries, such as the Missouri River. The wheat, grain, and sugar came from any place that this rivers were navigable.
Check these sites for more information.
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