Slice of Life: An Aisle of History

A gently sloping walkway surrounds people with the history of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, at Canal Origins Park at 2701 South Ashland Avenue where the I&M once connected the Chicago River with points east.

Today, the former canal confluence has been filled in and capped by an industrial park.

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