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Chicago: City of the Century
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An Outsider's View: Frederick Law Olmsted and Chicago
Sample landscape architect Olmsted's comments about Chicago over two decades.

A Newspaper Account of the Great Fire
Just days after a fire that destroyed most of downtown, the Chicago Tribune was back in business.

Headlines from the Haymarket Uprising
Read newspaper coverage of the most sensational labor incident of the 19th century.

The Tribune and the Labor Movement
Explore a newspaper's bias in stories from 1894, when Federal troops were called in to break up a railroad workers' strike.

News from the World's Columbian Exposition
A special edition of the Tribune described the biggest event Chicago had ever seen.

Headlines from 1900
Explore the front page news of January 1, 1900.

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