1. Chicago Board of Trade building, © Sara Young Hindmarch. Thinking a lot about Chicago today.

    Chicago Board of Trade building, © Sara Young Hindmarch. Thinking a lot about Chicago today.

  2. Shortly after the Great Chicago Fire, ignited 140 years ago today, the Chicago Tribune apparently¬†printed this under a header reading “Cheer Up:”

    In the midst of a calamity without parallel in the world’s history, looking upon the ashes of thirty years’ accumulations, the people of this once beautiful city have resolved that CHICAGO WILL RISE AGAIN.

    [via Wikipedia]

    I wrote more about the fire today, over here.

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