|Boys Fishing in the Desplaines River, 1926
While children fished along urban piers in Lake Michigan and at rural retreats like Fox Lake, many also found spots somewhere in between along the many rivers and creeks in the region. The Des Plaines River, Fox River, Thorne Creek, Calumet River, Salt Creek and DuPage River are among the waterways to which boys and girls flocked. Here a group of boys sit and fish on the banks of the Des Plaines River to the northwest of Chicago in Des Plaines in 1926. A dock is visible on the opposite side of the river, in an area filled with picnic groves and summer camps.
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