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Related information at this site: Des Plaines Division | Salt Creek Division | Trailside Musuem
Shoreline fishing -- including Bluegills, Largemouth Bass, Crappies and Bullheads.
Winter coasting area.
Areas notable for wildflowers and other vegetation -- Examples: A great variety of spring wildflowers, some uncommon, carpets Thatcher Woods:; huge elms, cottonwoods and silver maples are also found in Thatcher Woods; skunk cabbage and marsh marigolds are found in wet places in the woods south of Che-Che-Pin-Qua Woods and Schiller Woods South; white trillium in the spring blue beech and large sugar maples are found north of Camp Fort Dearborn and Dam No. 4.
Indian Boundary Division Headquarters.
Trailside Museum -- exhibits of native animals.
Triton Botanic Garden -- summer floral display garden; parking at college
Evans Field -- site of Indian Village and chipping station. There were several Indian burial places and temporary villages along their main trail following the Des Plaines River. Just east of Evans Field, there were five mounds built by prehistoric Indians.
Indian Boundary Line -- north line of a strip 20 miles wide from Lake Michigan to Ottawa ceded to the whites by the Potawatomi in 1816.
Part of La Framboise Reserve -- granted to a halfbreed Indian for aid to the whites at the Fort Dearborn massacre.
St. Joseph Cemetery -- site of Indian Village.
Model airplane flying field.
Robinson Reserve -- granted to Alexander Robinson (Chief Che-Che-Pin-Qua) for many years of aid to the whites.
Indian Cemetery -- graves of Chief Robinson and family.
Low dam with ramp for canoes and rowboats (shown at two locations)
"Fountain of Youth" -- Water from these wells is believed to be of exceptional quality.
The trail in this Indian Boundary Division, beginning at Madison Street, follows the DesPlaines River northward, past Trailside Museum, thru Thatcher Woods to North Avenue, along an old Indian Trail to Grand Avenue (3 1/2 miles), thru the historic La Framboise and Robinson reservations, and on to Touhy Avenue -- total length about 10 3/4 miles -- where it connects with the DesPlaines Division trail.
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This page is based on a publication of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois, adapted for the web as a public service by CLONK. This web site is unofficial, and not associated in any way with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. CLONK is not responsible for any errors, either in the original publication or in this web version. The information presented here follows the original Forest Preserve District publication as closely as possible, with minor variations such as choice of typeface and added web links. CLONK cautions that items such as names of public servants and telephone numbers are subject to change! This web version was completed Spring, 2000.
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