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THE MIDWAY PLAISANCE
The Midway Plaisance at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. By Neil Gale
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For one brief summer in the 1890s, it was the greatest attraction in Chicago, in all America, in fact, more visited and talked about than the world’s fair it adjoined. Here, amidst Muslim... More > mosques and Chinese pagodas, European castles and South Sea island huts, straw-hatted Americans came by the thousands to see Bedouin warriors, Egyptian belly dancers, lions that rode horseback and roller-skating bears. Over it all loomed the first giant Ferris wheel, taller than all but one downtown Chicago skyscraper.< Less
The Midway Plaisance at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. By Neil Gale
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For one brief summer in the 1890s, it was the greatest attraction in Chicago, in all America, in fact, more visited and talked about than the world’s fair it adjoined. Here, amidst Muslim... More > mosques and Chinese pagodas, European castles and South Sea island huts, straw-hatted Americans came by the thousands to see Bedouin warriors, Egyptian belly dancers, lions that rode horseback and roller-skating bears. Over it all loomed the first giant Ferris wheel, taller than all but one downtown Chicago skyscraper.< Less