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The Last Day began with a 50-gun salute at 9 o'clock in the morning. Whistles blew and bells rang for a full five minutes throughout Chicago. An aerial bomb broke over the Lagoon as the day's 10,000th visitor pushed through the turnstiles. Two bombs signaled the arrival of the 20,000th. Buglers posted on "L" platforms throughout the Loop blew long & loud at high noon. Schools closed. Early in the afternoon a bewildered grey-haired grandmother was whisked off to the Administration Building where, as the 16,000,000th visitor...

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