Lincoln Park Zoo turns 150: How four swans led to one of the best free zoos in the country
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In August of 1868, the nation was just out of a wrenching Civil War. The Great Chicago Fire lay in wait, three years from igniting and reshaping the city. And the commissioners of New York’s Central Park, “as an agreeable expression of courtesy and goodwill,” sent their counterparts in Lincoln...

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