Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Land Rush

Bay View Compass
Anna Passante

In the mid 1830's settlers arrived to what is now known as Bay View, staking their claim in the future town of Lake /Bay view area.  The land surveys were not complete until 1836, however these early settlers had no legal right to settle the land.
To make matter even more complicated, in the 1833 Treaty of Chicago, the Potawatomi had ceded their land to the federal government.  And many of them would be forced to relocate of their land in 1838.


1 comment:

itstartedwithawindmill said...

One of the things that I want to do when writing about writing the movie script I wrote deals with the iron plow. Prior the time that settlers moved into Potawatomi lands in the 1820's and 1830's, the iron plow did not exist. The iron plow made much more of the land tillable and more appealing to new settlers. The invention of the iron plow created a demand for agricultural land that hadn't existed prior to that time.