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Author Bolotin, Norm, 1951- author.

Title Chicago's Grand Midway : a walk around the world at the Columbian Exposition / Norman Bolotin with Christine Laing.

Publication Info. Urbana, Chicago : University of Illinois Press, [2017]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  977.31 BOL    DUE 06-17-21
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Description xix, 117 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 cm
Summary "The Midway Plaisance at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 was designed to complement the vastness of the fair itself, simultaneously entertaining and educating the fairgoer. A half-mile long, the Midway was designed to delight visitors with grandeur, excitement, and surprise. This volume escorts readers through the Midway, showing every feature and intersection, from the Libbey Glass Factory, the Captive Balloon, Little Cairo, and the greatest marvel of all, the Ferris Wheel, capable of carrying 1000 people at a time"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) -- History.
Midways -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 19th century.
Concessions (Amusements, etc.) -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 19th century.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Added Author Laing, Christine.
ISBN 9780252082429 (paperback : acid-free paper)
0252082427 (paperback : acid-free paper)
Standard No. 13248495
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