Chicago was a unique place in 1893 but the
World's Fair brought changes. Read about those changes and the way
Chicago was when and her family found themselves living in that city.
Exploring the Chicago World's Fair, 1893
To understand the setting for the story readers may wish to read more about the 1893, World's Fair.
- A comprehensive site, Worl'ds Columbian Exposition: Idea, Experience, Aftermath
provides an introduction with background about the exposition, along
with several pages which will provide some details about the exposition.
- A pictorial record can be found in a book by Stanley Applebaum, The World's Fair of 1893: A Photographic Record, (1950) Dover Publications : ISBN: 048623990X. Visit your local public library to find this title.
© 2002 Laurie Lawlor. All rights reserved.
Text for Curriculum section © 2002 Sharron McElmeel @ McBookwords.
Portions of this text may have been published in earlier publications
by Sharron L. McElmeel and are reprinted here with permission.