DuSable, 'Father of Chicago,' honored

August 28, 2008 2:57:03 PM PDT
A special ceremony was held Thursday to honor the founder of Chicago.A wreath-laying paid tribute to Jean Pointe DuSable on the 190th anniversary of his death.

The ceremony took place in Pioneer Court on the 400-block of North Michigan Avenue, the site where DuSable built the first permanent settlement in the city.

DuSable is popularly known as the "Father of Chicago." In 1968, he was officially recognized as founder by the state and city of Chicago.

Thursday's event was hosted by Friends of the Parks.