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Fort Dearborn

London House, E Lower Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601
United States

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Fort Dearborn was built in 1803 along the Chicago River on land now in Chicago, Illinois. It was named after Revolutionary War veteran and the U.S. Secretary of War Henry Dearborn, who commissioned the fort's construction. The original fort was burned in August 1814 during the Battle of Fort Dearborn, and it was rebuilt the following year and manned intermittently until it was destroyed by fire in 1857.

Today, the fort outline is marked by plaques and information signs about the fort's history.

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