Religion: Bibles & Beds

After the chorus boomed out It's a Grand Night for Singing, a parade of buggies, wagons, ancient cars, a color guard on horseback, judo wrestlers, weight lifters and other performers swarmed about a huge birthday cake in Chicago's International Amphitheatre. Before more than 11.500 onlookers, a series of historical tableaux reincarnated yesteryear's fiery crusaders (Billy Sunday, Dwight Moody) and tycoon benefactors (Marshall Field, Colonel McCormick). plus scenes from the Civil War, the Great Chicago Fire and old Skid Row days. It was all part of the jazzy ("Y's UP") 100th anniversary celebration of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!