Draining Chicago


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Lake Claremont Press: A Chicago Joint

S. Woodhouse Books

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Ellis Sylvester Chesbrough, chief engineer of the Board of Sewerage Commissioners in 1855 and later as Commissioner of Public Works, oversaw development of sewer and water infrastructure for Chicago for 25 years. He was the first engineer to suggest a large canal to reverse the flow of the Chicago River to protect the water supply. (Photo from the internet)