US 1933 Chicago Century of Progress 'Fort Dearborn' 1c. Scott. 728

US 1933 Chicago Century of Progress 'Fort Dearborn' 1c. Scott. 728

Series: Century of Progress Issue

Stamp details: Restoration of Fort Dearborn

Issued date: 25-05-1933 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 1c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 728
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 727
Michel (Germany): 355A
Yvert et Tellier (France): 320

Dimensions (height x width):
22.2mm x 25.4mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Stamp Colors: Yellow green
Perforation: Perf 10˝ x 11

Themes: Historic Site

Total print: 348,266,800 (estimate)

Description:- Fort Dearborn was a United States fort built in 1803 beside the Chicago River, in what is now Chicago, Illinois. It was constructed by troops under Captain John Whistler and named in honor of Henry Dearborn, then United States Secretary of War. The original fort was destroyed following the Battle of Fort Dearborn during the War of 1812, and a second fort was constructed on the same site in 1816. By 1837, the fort had been de-commissioned.

Parts of the fort were lost to the widening of the Chicago River in 1855, and a fire in 1857. The last vestiges of Fort Dearborn were destroyed in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The site of the fort is now a Chicago Landmark, located in the Michigan–Wacker Historic District.