"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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