Why Chicago Should Be Called Phoenix

Why Chicago Should Be Called Phoenix

ABSTRACT: After Chicago burned to the ground in 1871, the city should have collapsed. It didn’t. This is the story of how one editor’s spirit lifted a ravaged city as it picked itself up from the ashes.

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Originally published in Mental Floss magazine, May-June 2010. View PDF.


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