(1890)

The World's Columbian Exposition Was Not Held Here

Manhattan: Harlem/
Morningside Park

New Yorkers were shocked when Congress selected Chicago to host the Columbian Exposition over New York. Better planning and lobbying, along with a unified public relations effort, pushed Chicago over the top. Fear of Tammany Hall's corrupting influence, among other issues, did not help New York's bid. Morningside Park was the proposed site.

Posted May 30, 2013 by gstavrou

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