Mulford Ditch

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At quite an early day a small ditch was constructed midway between the east and west ridges in Evanston, emptying into Lake Michigan through a ravine between Northwestern University's campus and the site of the first Garrett Biblical Institute Building erected in 1854, but afterward destroyed by fire. This ditch was called the Mulford Ditch, from the fact that Major Edward H. Mulford was principally instrumental in its construction; Edward Murphy was associated with him in the making of it.