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Where Every Day It’s 1893

They came by the millions, via steamship and Pullman coach, by trolley car and on Chicago’s brand-new “L,” to the extravaganza that marked the beginning of the modern age. Visitors to the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 made their way through a 600-acre wonderland of exhibition halls and amusements by the shore of Lake Michigan, where they witnessed a parade of firsts: the first Ferris wheel (lifting 2,160 people at a time 264 feet into the air), the first moving sidewalk, the first indoor skating rink, the first display in the U.S. of belly dancing.