22¢ J.B. Pointe du Sable
Issue Date: February 20, 1987
City: Chicago, IL
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
This addition to the Black Heritage Series features Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable, the founder of the city of Chicago.
Born in Haiti, Du Sable became an educated man who prospered in his Chicago surroundings as a general merchant, fur trader, and farmer. His trading post included a 40'x20' dwelling - a size almost unheard of in the wilderness - 2 barns, a mill, a bakehouse, a poultry house, and large livestock holdings.