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March 15th, 2012by Gary JohnsonFiled under: Collections

Downes, Dennis.  Native American Trail Marker Trees: Marking Paths Through The Wilderness.  Chicago, Illinois: Chicago’s Books Press (2011).  President’s Commentary, February, 2012.

This is a powerful reminder of a by-gone era. As Chicago celebrates its 175th anniversary as a city in 2012, it is too easy to forget that for centuries and centuries before then, that very same land was home to countless generations of inhabitants. They left their marks in the trees, some of which still survive to point out the paths that those people followed. Now, an important local artist tells the story in this beautiful book. This photographic essay will help us to remember the people who lived here first and the paths that they blazed.

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