Chicago and Its Makers

Chicago and Its Makers

A Narrative of Events From the Day of the First White Man to the Inception of the Second World's Fair

Book - 1929
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Publisher: Chicago : F. Mendelsohn, 1929.
Characteristics: xvi, 1085 p. : ill., ports. ; 31 cm.


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