Timeline of Chicago history

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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Before the 19th century

As interpreted from the 1670 translation of the de Soto narrative into French by Pierre Richelet, the Chucagua River, was believed to be the Mississippi. La Salle named Checagou, the transliterated from Spanish, as the gateway to the River of de Soto. 1674 Jaillot Map with Chucagua.png
As interpreted from the 1670 translation of the de Soto narrative into French by Pierre Richelet, the Chucagua River, was believed to be the Mississippi. La Salle named Checagou, the transliterated from Spanish, as the gateway to the River of de Soto.
Site of Chicagou on the lake, in Guillaume de L'Isle's map (Paris, 1718) Illinois 1718.jpg
Site of Chicagou on the lake, in Guillaume de L'Isle's map (Paris, 1718)
Timeline of Chicago history

19th century

1800s–1840s

1820 Chicago Chicago in 1820.jpg
1820 Chicago
1821 Survey of Chicago 1821 Survey Chicago 46a.jpg
1821 Survey of Chicago
Merchants' Hotel on left, looking North from State and Washington Streets, before 1868 Chicago lit.jpg
Merchants' Hotel on left, looking North from State and Washington Streets, before 1868
Chicago in 1830, as depicted in 1884 1830 Map of Chicago.jpg
Chicago in 1830, as depicted in 1884
Chicago in 1832, as depicted in 1892 Chicago in 1832 by Blanchard.jpg
Chicago in 1832, as depicted in 1892
Chicago in 1836 1836 Chicago Map by Mesier.jpg
Chicago in 1836
1893 Bird's eye view of Chicago 1893 Grand View of Chicago.jpg
1893 Bird's eye view of Chicago
Fort Dearborn depicted as in 1831, sketched 1850s although the accuracy of the sketch was debated soon after it appeared. Fort Dearborn & Chicago in 1831.jpg
Fort Dearborn depicted as in 1831, sketched 1850s although the accuracy of the sketch was debated soon after it appeared.

1850s–1890s

The original library, inside the old water tower on the site that is now the Rookery Building. Book Room in the Old Water Tank, Chicago, 1873.jpg
The original library, inside the old water tower on the site that is now the Rookery Building.
This former water tower was the site of the original public library, exterior view Old Water Tank, exterior view, c1870.jpg
This former water tower was the site of the original public library, exterior view
Art Institute of Chicago As seen from Michigan Ave Art Institute of Chicago (51575570710).jpg
Art Institute of Chicago As seen from Michigan Ave
Home Insurance Building Home Insurance Building.JPG
Home Insurance Building
Field Museum in Chicago Field Museum N.jpg
Field Museum in Chicago
Chicago Water Tower and Chicago Avenue Pumping Station, circa 1886 Chicago Water Tower & Pumping Station, published 1886.png
Chicago Water Tower and Chicago Avenue Pumping Station, circa 1886
Chicago-Sanitary-and-Ship-Canal, during construction Chicago-Sanitary-and-Ship-Canal.jpg
Chicago-Sanitary-and-Ship-Canal, during construction
Map of the business portion of Chicago NIE 1905 Chicago - map of business district.jpg
Map of the business portion of Chicago

20th century

Construction of the Chicago Drainage Canal, 1900s Chicago Drainage Canal construction, 1900s.jpg
Construction of the Chicago Drainage Canal, 1900s

1900s–1940s

All Star Tournament, 18 Inch Balke Line, Chicago, May 7-14, 1906 All Star Tournament, 18 Inch Balke Line, Chicago, May 7-14, 1906, Schaefer and Sutton banking for lead, Orchestra Hall LCCN2007663975.tif
All Star Tournament, 18 Inch Balke Line, Chicago, May 7–14, 1906
Jewish men and boys standing on a sidewalk in Chicago, 1903 Jewish men and boys on Chicago Sidewalk.jpg
Jewish men and boys standing on a sidewalk in Chicago, 1903
Theodore Roosevelt in Chicago, 1915 Roosevelt in Chicago, 1915.JPG
Theodore Roosevelt in Chicago, 1915
During construction, 1915 (Chicago Daily News) NavyPier1915.jpg
During construction, 1915 (Chicago Daily News)

1950s–1990s

21st century

2000s–Present

In 2009, an Amtrak Lake Shore Limited train backing into Chicago Union Station A Lake Shore Limited train backing into Chicago Union Station.jpg
In 2009, an Amtrak Lake Shore Limited train backing into Chicago Union Station
Chicago Theater in 2011 Chicago Theater.jpg
Chicago Theater in 2011
Navy Pier in 2017 Navy Pier 1190x1585.jpg
Navy Pier in 2017
14th Street Coach Yard and Willis Tower, October 2018 14th Street Coach Yard and Willis Tower, October 2018.jpg
14th Street Coach Yard and Willis Tower, October 2018

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