Posts Tagged ‘World’s Columbian Exposition’

Madman Murders Mayor

Oct
25

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On October 28, 1893, lone gunman Patrick Eugene Joseph Prendergast shot and killed Chicago Mayor Carter Harrison, Sr. The delusional, obsessively postcard-writing Prendergast believed that the mayor owed him a political office. His strangely premeditated crime served to be …

Siam: The Queen and The White City

Oct
01

banners_2039d294dc0714cea9109712709f7784The Chicago History Museum celebrates the 120th anniversary of Chicago’s World’s Columbian Exposition with Siam: The Queen and the White City. The exhibition honors Queen Savang Vadhana and her contributions in organizing her country’s displays for the fair’s Woman’s …