Fort Dearborn Stamp

US Postage Stamps: 1933

Chicago Century of Progress: Fort Dearborn

The first of two stamps commemorating the Century of Progress Exposition was issued on May 25, 1933.  The green one cent stamp shows Fort Dearborn, an early outpost that helped protect the early settlers in the Chicago area.  The original Fort Dearborn was built in 1803 next to the Chicago River.  The original fort was destroyed during the War of 1812 and a second fort with the same name was built in 1816.  This fort remained in use until 1837 when it was decommissioned.  Over time the second fort was destroyed by the Chicago River and fires, including the Great Chicago Fire.  By 1871 it had completely vanished.  A replica of the original fort was built for the Century of Progress Exposition.

In addition to the one cent green stamp, an imperforate souvenir sheet of 25 stamps was also issued.

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