World's Columbian Exposition

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World's Columbian Exposition,

held at Chicago, May–Nov., 1893, in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. Authorized (1890) by Congress, it was planned and completed by a commission headed by Thomas W. Palmer (1830–1913), and the grounds along the Lake Michigan shore were dedicated Oct. 12, 1892. The exposition, known as the White City, comprised 150 buildings of Romanesque, Greek, and Renaissance architecture constructed of staff, a material resembling marble. Among the architects were Charles F. McKim, William R. Mead, and Stanford White, who designed the Agricultural Building; Richard M. Hunt, who designed the Administration Building; and Dankmar Adler and Louis H. Sullivan, who initiated functional architecture with the Transportation Building. Daniel H. Burnham supervised the design and construction; Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscaping. Popularly called the Chicago Fair, the exposition covered 600 acres (243 hectares), attracted exhibitors from 72 countries, and drew over 27 million visitors. It produced an unparalleled surge of creative energy that had an important influence not only in architecture but also on the cultural values of the nation.
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The Chicago-based Parliament, an international nonsectarian organization, traces its roots to the 1893 World's Fair and the birth of the global interfaith movement, according to a press release.
For the rest of his life, Buffalo Bill had frequent occasion to recall Glasgow with affection, stating that with the single exception of Chicago during the 1893 World's Fair, it had been where he had done his best ever business.
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The first line, today known as the Green Line, ran through the developed South Side and, at the southern reach, provided access to the 1893 World's Fair.
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Red Hot's owner, Scott Ladany, who is accused of trademark infringement, false advertising and unfair competition, is the grandson of the man who co-founded Vienna Beef after the success of his hot dog cart at the 1893 World's Fair.
Larson's wonderful writing provided the best description group members had ever read about the 1893 World's Fair and late one of the club's classic picks, was dramatized as a miniseries on Masterpiece Theatre.
Belly dancing has captured the attention of Americans, often with risque overtones, since dancers at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago shimmied their shockingly uncorseted hips.
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AP--It's hard not to feel a sense of Chicago's history inside the 107-year-old Berghoff Restaurant, where hand-painted murals depict the 1893 World's Fair and the city's first post-Prohibition liquor license proudly hangs.