Encyclopedia o f Chicago
Interpretive Digital Essay : Globalization: Chicago and the World
Globalization: Chicago and the World
Essay: Introduction
Essay: Chicago in the Middle Ground
Map: Chicago's World¬óWithin a Day's Travel
Essay: Global Chicago
Colonial Trans-Atlantic Networks
A Cosmopolitan Frontier
Global Capitalism and Chicago Real Estate
Built Environment in a Mercantile Metropolis
Networks of Rails
World's Columbian Exposition of 1893
Turn-of-the-Century Industrialization and International Markets
The Chicago Region and Its Global Models
An Upstart Behemoth
Mailing To the World
The World in Chicago
Chicago's Twentieth-Century Cultural Exports
"The Whole World Is Watching"
Corporate Headquarters and Industrial Relics
Map: Changing Origins of Metropolitan Chicago's Foreign-Born Population
Journal of Father Jacques Marquette, Addressed to the Reverend Father Claude Dablon
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In the fall of 1674, Marquette remained in the Chicago region because he was too ill to travel to Kaskaskia, where he intended to serve as a missionary. So he spent the winter in the Chicago area along the south branch of the Chicago River. His account of his months in Chicago show the importance of the river and Lake Michigan on the landscape, as well as the kindness of area Indians for this lonely man.