By: Karen Misuraca
Where does one start in describing the city of Chicago? There’s so much to say. There’s the history: the Fort Dearborn massacre of 1812, the incorporation of the city in 1833 with a white population of 150 and the subsequent ouster of more than 3,000 indigenous Indians, the industrial expansion in the mid-1800s that created the Union Stock Yards and the Chicago Board of Trade, Mrs. O’Leary’s cow and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, Al Capone and the gangster era of the 1920s, race riots throughout the 1900s, the political empire of Mayor Richard J. Daley. There’s the architecture: risen from the ashes of the Great...
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