— The Chicago City Cemetery and Lincoln Park, Then and Now —From 1843 to 1871, this area was the City Cemetery potter's field, a graveyard for the poor and disenfranchised. More that 15,000 people, including 4,000 Civil War Rebels, were buried here on marshy land near the water's edge. Within six days in July 1854, over 200 cholera victims were laid to rest. Chicago's first Jewish cemetery, established in 1846, was located on what is today's furthest north baseball diamond. Baseball fields have occupied these grounds since 1877. Due to various oversights, many bones likely remain here beneath the soil.
|Placed By||Northwestern University CIRA and URGC Research Grants|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 11:38pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 447714 N 4640410|
|Decimal Degrees||41.91391667, -87.63048333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 54.835', W 87° 37.829'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 54' 50.10" N, 87° 37' 49.74" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||312, 773|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2-54 W LaSalle Dr, Chicago IL 60614, US|
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