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Sperka: Water Systems and Life in 19th Century Chicago

Antebellum Chicago Chicago is a port city, located on Lake Michigan with Chicago River running through it. It was a small city at first; in 1837 there were only about 4,000 people.[1] But rapid population growth would pose a lot of problems as immigration and industry exploded over the next century. The events leading up to the creation of a…