The original Chicago flag, in 1917, had only two stars: one for the Chicago Fire and one for the World Columbian Exposition.
January 8 at 2:10 PM
The six points on the third star of the Chicago Flag stand for the political entities that the land had belonged to since 1693.
December 20 at 12:01 AM
The blue stripes on the Chicago flag represent the north and south branches of the Chicago river, which divide the white stripes, which represent the north, west, and south parts of the city.
December 15 at 6:33 PM
The stars on the Chicago flag represent: the Chicago Fire, the World Columbian Exposition, Fort Dearborn, and the Century of Progress Exposition.
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