Building the Canal to Save Chicago

Chapter 5 Photos, 24–45

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BC-Photo 5.29

September 3, 1895, Section 10 at the Cook-Will County Line. Tablet Day, a celebration of the completion of excavation of rock in this and nearby sections. A large group of spectators has gathered to witness the placing of the granite tablet near the top of the northwest wall. (MWRD photo, Geiger set, image 327)