Jean Baptiste du Sable
On this day…March 13, 1773 - Jean Baptiste du Sable established the first permanent American settlement in the area now known as Chicago, Illinois. This courageous African merchant explorer also established trading posts at present day Peoria, Illinois; Port Huron, Michigan; and Michigan City, Indiana. Du Sable's log cabin home, formerly located at 401 North Michigan Avenue, became a national historic landmark and is considered a part of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. The Native Americans of the area revered him for his superior exploring skills. This has been a Breath of My Ancestor Minute w/Ty Gray-EL …We Must Never Forget.