Religion: Franciscan into Jesuit

For ten years, four historical bas-reliefs have adorned the pylons of Chicago's Michigan Avenue Bridge. The Defense (of Fort Dearborn) and The Regeneration (the Chicago fire) were given the city at a cost of $60,000 by the William Ferguson Fund, and the late William Wrigley Jr. laid out $57,350 for The Pioneers and The Discoverers, the latter plaque representing the landing of Père Marquette and Explorer La Salle on the site of the present city. Though Michigan Avenue Bridge is one of the most heavily-traveled in the world, few Chicagoans knew until last...

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