JEAN BAPTISTE POINT DU SABLE “FOUNDER OF CHICAGO”

On this day March 13, 1780 its said a wealthy Haitian trader who reportedly came to America through french Canada named Jean baptiste Point du sable and his native American wife Kitihawa (Catherine) became the first long time settlers in what would later become Chicago.  John Kenzie and his family are the first Europeans to settle there and thus were believed to be the first. In fact Point Du Sable sold his property to the Kinzies which included a luxurious log cabin home, two barns, a dairy, a horse mill, a bakehouse and smokehouse.  A school museum, park, bridge and harbor were named in his honor.

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