Chicago's Greatest Year, 1893

Chicago's Greatest Year, 1893

The White City and the Birth of A Modern Metropolis

eBook - 2013
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In 1893, the 27.5 million visitors to the Chicago World's Fair feasted their eyes on the impressive architecture of the White City, lit at night by thousands of electric lights. In addition to marveling at the revolutionary exhibits, most visitors discovered something else: beyond the fair's 633 acres lay a modern metropolis that rivaled the world's greatest cities. The Columbian Exposition marked Chicago's arrival on the world stage, but even without the splendor of the fair, 1893 would still have been Chicago's greatest year. An almost endless list of achievements took plac.
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780809332496
0809332493
0809332485
9780809332489
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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