The Massacre Tree

I’ve written a bit on here before about Chicago’s first tourist trap: the massacre tree. A tree on 18th street outside of the long-demolished Pullman Mansion that not only marked the spot of the 1812 Ft. Dearborn Massacre, but that, well have Chicago had become a big city, still had bullet holes from the massacre in it. It blew down in a storm in the late 19th century – this is the first time I’ve seen a photograph of it:

Note the Pullman mansion, another lost landmark, in the background.

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