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         1893 World's Columbian Exposition

    The astonishing Chicago - a city where they are always
    rubbing the lamp, and fetching up the genie, and contriving
    and achieving new impossibilities. It is hopeless for the
    occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago - she
    outgrows his prophecies faster then he can make them.
    She is always a novelty; for she is never the Chicago you
    saw when you passed through the last time
    -Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi, 1883-

1893 Chicago World's Fair
"The World's Columbian Exposition"
May 1, 1893 - October 30, 1893
Cost $31 million
Adult admission - 50 cents
Under 12 admission - 25 cents
Gondola Ride - 50 cents
27.5 million Total Visitors
21.5 million Paid Visitors
65,000 Exhibits
150 Buildings
633 - 684 acres
- Features -
The Midway Plaisance
Streets of Cairo
250 foot Ferris Wheel.
Invented by American engineer
G. W. Ferris for the Exposition.

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Quotes from "The Making of Modern America" Leon H. Canfield, Howard B Wilder 1954 Houghton Mifflin
Chicago Historical Society "The Pavilion, Lake front pavement. J.P.Craig, Pub; T14/1888"
"The Chicago World's Fair of 1893" Text by Stanley Appelbaum, Dover Publications
Directory, from the foyer of New York's Film Center (architect, Ely Jacques Kahn)
"Chronicle of America" Editorial Director Clifton Daniel, 1995 Dorling Kindersley
Ferris wheel plaque and Ferris wheel, Chicago Historical Society
Other sources "The New York Times"
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