Scenic USA - Illinois
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
For further detailed information, links to other related sites are provided.
|Photo by Dan Czyz
A schoolchild's first history lesson on the "windy city" recounts the story of Mrs. O'Leary's cow and the
Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Between 1850 and 1870, Chicago's growth was phenomenal and city population grew from 3,000 to 300,000. This unregulated growth lead to extreme problems with city services, forcing many buildings to be raised as much as five feet.
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