A black and white drawing of a settlement on the fork of a river. Picture depicts confluence of the JV. & S. Branches with Main River.
Painted about 1902 by Justin Herriott, the painting shows frontier Chicago with early 19th century settlements and the Sauganash Tavern owned by Mark Beaubien between 1825-34 at Wolf's Point, near the fork of the Chicago River. Even though the painting was created decades after the early days of Mark Beaubien, Harriott's painting gives us a glimpse about the frontier's appearance before the actual city of Chicago sprung up years later.