A full size replica of Fort Dearborn was created for the 1933 Century of Progress World Fair.
April 21 at 5:13 PM
The flat iron piece in Monopoly comes from Chicago, a token originally created to establish loyalty among the Flat Iron Laundry's customers' children.
April 3 at 4:41 PM
The Field Museum was founded in 1893 as the Columbian Museum of Chicago, intended to house the relics collected from the World Fair that year.
March 13 at 6:34 PM
The Columbian Exposition's Ferris Wheel earned $726,805.50. A single ride cost $0.50.
February 7 at 12:13 AM
The World Columbian Exposition in 1893 featured a movable walkway which, during the fair, it carried 997,785 people, up to 6,000 at a time, for 6 cents per seat.
December 19 at 4:25 PM
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