University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[A ferry transporting passengers across the lagoon at A Century of Progress.]
1. [A ferry transporting passengers across the lagoon at A Century of Progress.]
[A view of the Century of Progress Hall of Science from across the lagoon.]
2. [A view of the Century of Progress Hall of Science from across the lagoon.]
[Artistic depiction of a bridge being constructed across the lagoon in preparation for the Century of
3. [Artistic depiction of a bridge being constructed across the lagoon in preparation for the Century of Progress.]
[Close-up view of the Skyride with the Hall of Science in the foreground. Also visible on the upper right
4. [Close-up view of the Skyride with the Hall of Science in the foreground. Also visible on the upper right are two "rocket cars" transporting Fair patrons across the Skyride at an elevation of 210 feet. The ride across the Skyride took about four minutes.]

[Construction of the Century of Progress Communication Hall and Water Gate. The view is from the west
5. [Construction of the Century of Progress Communication Hall and Water Gate. The view is from the west across the south lagoon.]
[Exterior view of the Century of Progress Horticultural Building from across the south lagoon.]
6. [Exterior view of the Century of Progress Horticultural Building from across the south lagoon.]
[Exterior view of the Electrical Group exhibition from across the lagoon.]
7. [Exterior view of the Electrical Group exhibition from across the lagoon.]
[The Century of Progress Hall of Science from across the lagoon.]
8. [The Century of Progress Hall of Science from across the lagoon.]

[The circular bridge across the south end of the lagoon.]
9. [The circular bridge across the south end of the lagoon.]
[View of Century of Progress Hall of Science from east across the lagoon while still under construction.]
10. [View of Century of Progress Hall of Science from east across the lagoon while still under construction.]
[View of the Avenue of Flags from across the Century of Progress lagoon. In the background can be seen
11. [View of the Avenue of Flags from across the Century of Progress lagoon. In the background can be seen the Sears Roebuck and Co. exhibit.]
[View of the Hall of Science from across the lagoon.]
12. [View of the Hall of Science from across the lagoon.]

[View of the Hall of Science from across the lagoon.]
13. [View of the Hall of Science from across the lagoon.]
"George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis,
14. "George Blagden, husky long distance swimmer, who represented the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Memphis, Tenn., in the 15 mile marathon grind at A Century of Progress in 1933, finishing second to Marvin Nelson, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, is out to capture the championship event when it is again staged on Sunday, July 22nd, at the World's Fair in Chicago. Nelson set a new American record of 7 hours, 22 minutes and 24 3-5 seconds to lead Blagden across the finishing line. Blagden is reported in great trim for the grueling battle. The race is sponsored by William Randolph Hearst, who has posted a purse of $10,000, the winner to receive $5,000.The race will start at the Seventy-ninth Street beach on Chicago's south side, with the course laid along the shore line of Lake Michigan and the last seven miles to be swum in the World's Fair Lagoon."
  

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