National Geographic : 1920 Aug
Traffic-Teeming Waters T O the industrial and economic life of the world, the importance of the Great Lakes is incalculable. From the batteaux of the fur traders, the lake carriers have grown through many stages to the great freighters that bear in their holds the ores, timber and grains from the Northwest to the furnaces and mills of the large centers. A GREAT part of these cargoes is handled in the port of Chicago and a large part of the financing necessary to facilitate this transportation is done in Chicago. TO the financing and development of the traffic of the Great Lakes the Continental and Commercial Banks have contributed, as they have participated in financing many other lines of commerce and in dustry in the rich territory tributary to Chicago. he CONTINENTAL an COMMERCIAL BANKS CHICAGO Invested Capital More Than 50 Million Dollars Resources More Than 500 Million Dollars "Mention The Geographic-It identifies you"