The Midway

"The Midway was to be fun, a great pleasure garden stretching for more than a mile from Jackson Park all the way to the border of Washington Park."
The Devil in the White City

During the World's Columbian Exposition, the Midway Plaisance was packed with attractions. It was a sort of early Epcot Center, dotted with "authentic" villages populated by people representing cultures from all over the world. Today the Midway is a wide, imposing blank lawn of endless green, slicing through the South Side and separating the northern and southern halves of the University of Chicago campus.

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