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Moving Pier leading to Peristyle Gate
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One way to get to the fair was by boat. Boats would drop people off on the pier shown in this photo. The pier was connected the Peristyle Water Gate, which separated the Grand Basin from Lake Michigan. The pier had a moving sidewalk with seats people could sit in so they did not have to make the long walk down the pier. It was a popular spot for people who wanted to take a rest. People were often found sleeping on it.

Bancroft, Hubert Howe. The Book of the Fair. Chicago: The Bancroft Company, 1893. Further reproduction or distribution is prohibited without permission.

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