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So many wonderful places, so little time to go everywhere! Join us to explore some U.S. cities you may have visited but haven’t had time to fully discover. The first city we will visit is the world-renowned transportation hub of America - Chicago. Situated on Lake Michigan at the intersection of the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, it is among the largest and most diverse cities in the U.S. Incorporated in 1837, it is renowned for its role in shaping the social, political, and economic history of our country. The city grew rapidly and by 1860 Chicago was the youngest U.S. city to exceed a population of 100,000. By 1900, less than 30 years after the Great Chicago Fire, it was the fifth-largest city in the world. Today it is recognized for its incredible architecture, such as the world-famous Willis (formerly Sears) Tower. Let’s learn about Chicago’s storied history, vibrant culture, iconic neighborhoods, and places you should not miss on a visit to Chi-town.

Introducing the Great American Cities Series: Chicago
Cleo D’Arcy, Steve D’Arcy, Ellen Kitzis, Margaret Lourie, Bob Pride, OLLI Members
4 Mondays, 1:30pm - 3:30pm (3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/22)
Class will be held in-person at Brooksby Village in Peabody.

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University College