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"Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States in Congress assembled, that the Secretary of War be, and is hereby authorized and directed, to accept deed and conveyance of a certain tract of land...known as the Highwood Tract in Lake County, Illinois, containing five hundred ninety eight and one-half acres, lying on Lake Michigan, north of the city of Chicago, and distant twenty five miles, this tract being a tract donated by the Commercial Club of Chicago...for military purposes."

Joint Resolution of the 49th Congress,
March 3, 1887

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