Draining Chicago

Chapter 3 Photos, 1–22

(photos 23–44 here and 45–68 here)

North Shore Channel

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DC-Photo 3.3

Looking north from Oakton Street along the east line of recently acquired property for the channel shows flooded farm fields. The twin towers in the distance belong to the Fanning Company, a contractor excavating the channel near Main Street. The fence in the foreground marks the west right-of-way of the Chicago & North Western railroad Mayfair Division line, and the water tank and trestle on the right are part of the Weber rail yard north of Oakton Street. (MWRD photo 4079)