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Reproduction of Fort Dearborn at the Century of Progress Exposition, 1933

 

 

 

Reproduction of Fort Dearborn at the Century of Progress Exposition, 1933

Visitors to the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition could measure Chicago's progress by walking through a replica of Fort Dearborn. In the midst of displays representing manufacturers, industrial processes, and the cultures and nations of the world, visitors could engage Chicago's history by becoming tourists of a reconstruction of a mythic part of it.