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Chicago by Day and Night - Chicago History Museum Store

Chicago by Day and Night

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Showcasing the first Ferris wheel, dazzling and unprece­dented electrification, and exhibits from around the world, the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 was Chicago’s chance to demonstrate that it had risen from the ashes of the Great Fire and was about to take its place as one of the world’s great cities. Millions would flock to the fair, and many of them were looking for a good time before and after their visits to the Midway and the White City. But what was the bedazzled visitor to do in Chicago?

Explore the city beyond the fair in this unofficial guide to Chicago in 1893.

  • Authors Paul Durica and Bill Savage
  • Pages 304
  • Dimensions 4.5 in x 7 in