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The Field Museum opens its hidden collections to display artifacts and specimens from 120 years ago. We get a preview of Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair. View a slideshow of images from the exhibit.

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Think of Chicago in 1893, and the World's Columbian Exposition comes to mind--with millions of visitors flooding the Midway to visit the White City. But 1893 was a seminal year for Chicago for at least a dozen other reasons, including something as seemingly insignificant as the debut of a new brand of chewing gum. Author Joseph Gustaitis joins us with stories from the year that changed Chicago forever. Read an article.