Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable


& No, it’s not André 3000

You Can Thank Him when you visit Chi-Town –as the locals call it

…because Jean Baptiste Point discovered it.

This Haitian trader accumulated most of his wealth after settling in & setting up shop in what’s know as modern day Peoria, Illinois.

But more importantly though,

Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable was described as a kind man with good character.


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