Julia Newberry's Diary

Julia Newberry's Diary

Julia Newberry's Diary

Julia Newberry's Diary

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CHICAGO is so young a city that a hundred years spans its history. In the early years of the 19th Century it was no more than a collection of log cabins, built stragglingly along the shores of its Y-shaped river, within a stone's throw of the protecting block house of Fort Dearborn. Grandparents of Chicagoans living to-day ran for refuge from the Indians behind that stout stockade. Its tiny enclosure sufficed to shelter the entire population of the village that has now grown to house three million five hundred thousand people. In the memory of men and women living to-day the city streets were cut through the encircling prairie.

The story of its development is a fairy tale, a saga of the enterprise of the American frontiersman. It occurred in a rich land of opportunity and rapid material expansion, where busi-

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