Chicago

Events

Channel to the Mississippi created

1835

Resolutions passed to support the railroad

1846

City ordinance mandates raising Chicago streets

1849

Chicago wholesale docks attract large numbers of cargo ships

1850 - 1860

Northwestern Retail Lumber Dealer's Association was formed

1877

Chicago's lumber industry begins to decline

1882

Lumber production in the Great Lakes region peaks

1890 - 1895