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Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard

Please join our friends, the Friends of the Chicago Portage, as they present of free historical presentation, Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard by Jeff Carter for the story of a remarkable but nevertheless little known “city father” of Chicago, Gurdon Hubbard.

Hubbard first came through Chicago in September 1818 as a 16 year old apprentice in the American Fur Company. He moved to our town in January of 1834 and was one of it's leading citizens until his death in 1886.

Hubbard could count as friends both Indians of our early period as well as later industrialists and captains of industry, and he literally bridged the gap between the primitive fur trade and the modern city. Before his death, as the city's population neared one million, Hubbard could easily have heard about plans for the Colombian Exposition!

The presentation will begin at 1:00 P.M and will conclude before 3:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served and free parking will be available in the north lot.

This is a must see event for history lovers, educators, tour guides, and anyone else who communicates the stories of Chicago to others.

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