JANUARY: Chicago Portage National Historic Site/Sitio Histórico Nacional de Chicago Portage

DRAFT - The Chicago Portage National Historic Site is widely known as the location where Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet overwintered in 1673, yet long before the French explorers came through the portage was well known to the indigenous people who lived throughout the region for hundreds of years before. Home to ancient oak trees that thrived before Chicago was born and with beavers, owls, and deer, the Historic site deserves deeper interpretation and exploration.