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In 1962, Chicago city workers dumped 100 pounds of dye into the river flowing through downtown Chicago. It left the river emerald green for an entire week and kick-started an annual tradition. The city celebrated the 60th anniversary of the event this past weekend.
The green dye was originally part of the city's effort to clean up the river's waterfront areas, which had long been a depository for Chicago's waste. So much so that Upton Sinclair mentioned one of the river's tributaries, Bubbly Creek, in his famous novel The Jungle.
When Richard J. Daley took office as the mayor of Chicago in 1955 he was determined to develop the riverfront and tasked city workers with finding where the sewage was coming from. They used the green dye to help identify the source of the waste.
To become a vendor of state trail passes, you will need to sign the appropriate state trail pass vendor agreement (provided to you by the DNR), read the Wisconsin State Trail Pass Vendor Handbook [PDF] and indicate how many annual passes and how many daily passes you would like in your initial pass shipment (you do not have to sell daily passes if you would prefer not to). 2b1af7f3a8