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Downtown train platform
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This photo shows a downtown train platform with people on route to the fair for Chicago Day. Chicago Day was the most attended day of the fair with over 600,000 visitors. Trains were very popular in the 1800s as they were the fastest way to get around. Because of Chicago's central location in the country, almost every train line connected to Chicago.

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