Eagles – 1931 · at Congress Plaza and Michigan Avenue. Sculptor: Frederick Cleveland Hibbard. American bald eagles appeared regularly along the lakefront before Chicago existed.
History books, once printed, are set in stone. Not only are they forgotten over time, but there is also no opportunity to further elaborate on the stories they tell. With Early Chicago, our mission is to keep expanding on the stories that shaped the early days of Chicago. History is never finite, and with engaged community members, we can keep building on the foundations of the stories that have been set by their authors.