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DuSable - Soft Enamel Pin

Item details

Handmade item

Materials

rubber, soft enamel

Jean Baptiste Point du Sable is regarded 
as the first permanent resident of what became Chicago, Illinois. Little is known of his life before the 1770s. In 1779, he was living on the site of present-day Michigan City, Indiana, when he was arrested by the British military on suspicion of being an American sympathizer in the American Revolutionary War. In the early 1780s, he worked for the British lieutenant-governor of Michilimackinac on an estate at what is now the city of St. Clair, Michigan, before moving to settle at the mouth of the Chicago River. He is first recorded living in Chicago in early 1790, having apparently become established sometime earlier. He sold his property in Chicago in 1800 and moved to St. Charles, Missouri, where he died in 1818.

Pin is 1.5" tall 
One pin back with black rubber clutch

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