Century of Progress International Exposition - Chicago 1933

A century of progress

May 27 - November 12, 1933 and June 1 - October 31, 1934


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Du Sable cabin

Du Sable cabin at the Exhibition Chicago 1933

It is a reproduction of the cabin of Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable, which was the first permanent building to be established on the north bank of the mouth of the Chicago River, and served as a trading post.

Du Sable was a freeborn black man from St. Marc in the French colony of Santo Domingo who came to the United States in 1779 as a trapper and trader.

In 1800, Du Sable sold his trading post and moved further south to Illinois.

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