Chicago

Chicago is a city positioned along Lake Michigan and is the most populous city in both the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States. Now the third most populous city in the US, Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837 between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Watershed and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. In 1871, the Great Chicago Fire destroyed several square miles, leaving 100,000 people homeless, and consequently prompted accelerated construction and development, including the construction of the city's first skyscraper in 1885.

Coordinates

Latitude: 41.875328914960
Longitude: -87.624549865723

Timeline of Events Associated with Chicago

Date Event Manage
1 May 1893 to 30 Oct 1893

Columbian Exhibition, Chicago

From 1 May 1893 to 30 October 1893, the Columbian Exhibition was held in Chicago. The exhibition had a Women’s Pavilion and the World’s Congress of Representative Women was held there on 15 May 1893.

Articles

Meaghan Clarke, “1894: The Year of the New Woman Art Critic”

Carol Senf, “‘The Fiddler of the Reels’: Hardy’s Reflection on the Past”