May 1, 1893, the gates opened at the World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago Worlds Fair

On May 1, 1893, the gates opened at the World’s Columbian Exposition,
also known as the Chicago World’s Fair. Over the next six months, more
than 26 million visitors would flock to the 600-acre fairgrounds and
200-plus buildings full of art, food, entertainment and technological
gadgets. The fair,  meant to celebrate the 400th anniversary
of Christopher Columbus’ first voyage to the New World, served as a
showcase for a fully rebuilt and vibrant Chicago, just two decades
removed from its devastating fire. On the 120th anniversary of its
opening day, here are seven  cool facts, from History.com,  you may not know about 1893 Chicago
World’s Fair. 

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