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May 2016

Phase 2 – 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition

May 15, 2016

South Parks History

Olmsted helped select the location of the fairgrounds, stressing that views of Lake Michigan should provide the backdrop for the fair and noting the unfinished state of Jackson Park. Rising from the ashes of the 1871 Great Fire, he recommended holding the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 there.

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