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Chicago River and Canal Walking Tour: A History of Timber Extraction (Offsite Tour)

December 2, 2017 @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM


In conjunction with the exhibition Edward Hines National Forest, Sara Black, Raewyn Martyn and Brian Holmes with the Deep Time Chicago collective will take us to the convergence of the Chicago river’s south branch and the I and M Shipping Canal, including the Canal Origins Park. This convergence of canal and river is adjacent to the former site of Edward Hines Lumber Company lumberyard, the largest of its kind at the turn of the 20th Century.  The walk will include a reading, discussion, reflection on Chicago’s timber extraction history and the imagining of forest futures.

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December 2, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Canal Origins Park
2701 S. Ashand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608
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