Description; The She-Ka-Gong Trail travels along Chicago's lakefront. Ample parking is available near Belmont Harbor or the South Shore Cultural Center (which is also served by the Metra Electric Line). The trail traces the steps of the crowds of the 1893 Columbian Exposition and the Worlds Fair of 1933-1934 who came to see the advances of science and technology of their day. They commemorate the Fort Dearborn Massacre near 18th street and the Lake of nearly fifty troops and settlers and the capture of nearly as many by a band of 500 Potawatomi Indians lead by Chief Black Partrage and the struggle of the pioneer Chicagoans who, in 1871, battled the ravaging flames which engulfed half of this city (Much of the lakefront trail as you reach downtown is on the artifical lakefront created when they dumped the ashes of the city into the lake). They also commemorate the advances of present day Chicago, shown in it's twin towers of Marina City - a city within a city - and all the other accomplishments of a city that is constantly looking to the future without forgetting her past, and let us not forget her worlds famous shoreline, which is part of these trails.
KML file (Google Earth compatible); She-Ka-GongTrail.kml
How to use this .kml file
Approximate Distance one way; 15 miles.
Patch Details; 3 1/2 inch patch in 7 colors.
Original Instruction: Scanned