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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Dunning Illinois---the Andrew Dunning family
Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 09:12:51 -0500

"Apparently as a result of the Indian Treaty of 1833, white settlers
began farming this area. Andrew Dunning arrived after the Civil War,
settled on a large farm, and later became a land developer. He
platted the area around Irving Park Road and Nashville Avenue in
Jefferson Township. While this became the center of the settlement
named for him, a significant factor in the development of the
community was its proximity to the County Infirmary and Insane
Asylum, now Chicago State Hospital, built in 1868. The city erected a
depot near the hospital in 1882, and a settlement of predominately
Swedes, Germans, and Native Americans grew around it. As part of the
Town of Jefferson, portions of Dunning were annexed to Chicago in 1889."

form History of Cook County

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