"For he recognized that Jackson Park had something no other city in the world could equal: the spreading blue plain of Lake Michigan, as comely a backdrop for a fair as anyone could hope for."
— The Devil in the White City
Jackson Park on Chicago's South Side, along with the Midway Plaisance and Washington Park, was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. When Chicago was chosen to host the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, Jackson Park was selected as the primary site for the fair. Today the park is fairly wild, and it is home to a staggering variety of birds and other wildlife.
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