The Chicago World's Fair: The Great Columbian Carnival, 1893
By | January 14, 2019
In 1893, The World’s Columbian Exposition (also known as the World’s Fair) was held in Chicago, Illinois. Although the United States had hosted World Fairs in the past, most notably New York City and Philadelphia, the 1893 Fair was the most significant and most important.
Why was the 1893 fair so Important?
The previous Exposition had been held in Paris in 1889, where the Eiffel tower was unveiled. The organizers of the Chicago Exposition felt they had to top the Paris event.