May 20, 2013

Satan and Chicago


Satan (impatiently) to New Comer. The trouble with you Chicago people is, that you think you are the best people down here; whereas you are merely the most numerous.
Following the Equator, Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar

When you feel like tellin a feller to go to the devil--tell him to go to Chicago--it'll anser every purpose, and is perhaps, a leetle more expensive.
Snodgrass' Ride on the Railroad, 11/29/1856
Chicago expo 1894
Chicago Columbian Exposition 1894
painting by Theodore Robinson (1852-1896).
Photo courtesy of Dave Thomson

Written by Mark Twain

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