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Chicago's Columbus Park: The Prairie Idealized

presents the story of Jens Jensen, who immigrated from Denmark to the U.S. in the 1880s, took a job as a Chicago street sweeper, was promoted to gardener, and rose to renown as a landscape architect. Jensen aimed to portray "the soul of the landscape" and developed the "Prairie style," incorporating regional trees and flowers in idealized settings of groves, streams, limestone outcroppings, and flat fields. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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The Council Ring with children, 1920s. (Courtesy of Frank Waugh Collection, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

The council ring

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