04 March 2014

Happy Birthday, Chicago!

Chicago: From trading post to global city
Check out the pictographic history of Chicago highlights set up by CNN.com
Incorporated as a city on March 4, 1837, here's what Chicago looked like in its early days. This is Lake Street, a major downtown east-west thoroughfare.

The picture wasn't dated but my guess, based on the women's dresses, is that the picture is from just before the 1871 fire.