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It's located at the junction of the Chicago river and a natural harbor on Lake Michigan. Back in the 1800s, waterways were common travel routes and town frequently sprouted up at such natural intersections. You may also be interested in reading "Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the West" by William Cronon (1992). It should be available at public libraries. * IN Illinois!

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