Today in History: DuSable Abandons Chicago Sold his Property

jEAN bAPTISTEOn this day in 1800, DuSable Abandons Chicago sold his property.

Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, frontier trader, fur trapper, farmer, businessman and “father” of Chicago sold all his property for $1,200 and left the area.

He died 18 years later, almost penniless, and was buried in St. Charles, Missouri.

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