Rising quickly from the ashes of the Great Fire in 1871, Chicago awed visitors from around the world at the 1893 World's Fair, dubbed the Columbian Exposition. Long known as the "Second City," Chicago is actually a city of firsts: the first skyscraper, the first Ferris Wheel (at the World's Fair), one of the first public zoos in Lincoln Park. A truly world class city, Chicago offers residents and visitors such attractions as its abundance of museums, the magnificent art institute, a diverse live theatre scene and the incomparable Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Its many neighborhoods host hundreds of festivals that enliven the city. The images in this book illustrate how all this and more helps to ensure that visitors will never forget Chicago, "that toddlin' town," and perhaps will remember it as "my kind of town."
Softcover, 6 x 9, 128 pgs.