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City of the Century by Donald L. Miller
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Feb 11, 2010

really liked it
Read in January, 1996

Thick but page-turning history of Chicago. Did you know the great fire of 1871 was hot enough to melt iron balconies? Do you know what "chowder" was, to the early city residents? (Hint: It came out of their faucets.)

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