Site of Fort Dearborn

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The intersection of Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue in Chicago’s Loop area was once the site of Fort Dearborn. Road workers there found many buried human skeletons, and since then there have been many sightings of ghostly apparitions of 19th-century settlers in the area. The fort is gone now, but a few of its boards can be found in the Chicago History Museum in Lincoln Park.

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Geographic Information

Address:
41.888333, -87.624722
United States

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GPS:
41.8884643, -87.62483989999998
County:
Cook County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Chicago, IL (3.0 mi.)
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  1. There is no reason this site should be haunted, since the massacre took place about two miles away. There was no bridge here in 1812, so reports of soldiers marching over the existing bridge are fairly ludicrous. Maybe soldier-ghosts will march over any convenient surface.

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