“I have struck a city—a real city—and they call it Chicago…
I urgently desire never to see it again.
It is inhabited by savages.”
—Rudyard Kipling

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“The astonishing Chicago – a city where they are always rubbing the lamp, and fetching up the genie, and contriving and achieving new impossibilities. It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago – she outgrows his prophecies faster then he can make them. She is always a novelty; for she is never the Chicago you saw when you passed through the last time.”
Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi, 1883

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