SCOTT'S ARMY ENCAMPMENT

(Salt Creek and Lake Street, Addison Township)

The area east of Salt Creek and south of Lake Street is a site where General Winfield Scott's army camped while on their way to pursue Chief Black Hawk. The campsite has been purchased by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County and is part of the Cricket Creek Preserve. The trail followed by Scott's army in the Blackhawk War of 1832 later became known as Army Trail Road.

Excerpt from the DuPage County Salt Creek Greenway Master Plan

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