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The Saturday City: Chicago

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I first visited Chicago at the end of my U.S. road trip in 2006. I spent three days there before leaving to explore the rest of the world. I'd always heard a lot about Chicago and was excited to finally see the Windy City (named because of the politicians who blow hot air, not for the climate).
Incorporated in 1833, Chicago has played an important role in the country's history ever since. In 1840, Chicago was the 92 nd most populous city in the United States, but it grew so rapidly that, 20 years later, it was the ninth-largest city in the country. By 1900, Chicago had 1.7 million...
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Before You Visit a City, Read Its Subreddit

Before You Visit a City, Read Its Subreddit

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Every major American city has an active forum on Reddit , as do many cities around the world. And if you plan to visit any of these cities, you can learn a lot of tourism advice without even asking, by digging through the archives.
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