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Quotes of the Day for 10 August 2000 – Chicago

Chicago, Illinois was incorporated as a town (not city) on this day in 1833. The Windy City had a population of 350 at the time. Incorporation as a city was four years later, the population had mushroomed to 4,170 by then. It's been an interesting place ever since.

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The quotes:

A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
     - Aristotle

This vicious, stinking zoo, this mean-grinning, mace-smelling boneyard of a city: an elegant rockpile of a monument to everything cruel and stupid and corrupt in the human spirit.
     - Hunter S. Thompson, on Chicago

Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.
     - Frank Lloyd Wright

A city is a large community where people are lonesome together.
     - Herbert V. Prochnow


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