Chicago Turns 180: Frontier Outpost to World-Class City
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Dave Clark is an historian and lover of all things Chicago and shares enthusiasm and information, like: The year 2017 is Chicago’s 180th birthday as a city. A city of 4,000 in 1837 was emerging as the railroad hub of North America by 1850. The city burned down in 1871 and rose from its ashes to become the greatest city of the 19th century.