In Waukegan on 24 July 1862

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Date of Game Thursday, July 24, 1862
Location Waukegan, IL, United States
Modern Address Waukegan
Field Forest Bay

The Chicago Tribune, June 25, 1863 has an ad for a picnic of the Chicago Musician's Union which features "base ball and quoits." The picnic is at "Forest Bay," just south of Waukegan.

Same July 21, 1862 says that on the 24th the St. John's Sunday School picnic  will feature base ball and cricket.

Forest Bay farm was on the lake, 1.25 miles south of what was then Waukegan, to the east of modern Oakwood Cemetery, on lands owned by Elisha S. Wadsworth. It is today part of Waukegan. 


The Chicago Tribune, July 21, 1862, June 25, 1863

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Waukegan, IL


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