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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The Columbian Exposition
Chicago's World Fair in 1892 marked the 400th anniversary of Columbus "discovering" America. It was hailed more for the technological marvels on display than its architecture, but here is a catalog of the exhibit, entitled Official Views of the World's Columbian Exposition. Quite a few other catalogs out there as well, along with a handful of historical novels, including this one by John Glavin entitled Trapped on the Wheel. That's a pretty impressive Ferris Wheel for any age!