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Bravo, you have given the right answer !! It's a fire hydrant !!

I was really surprised by the great number of hydrants existing in the streets of Chicago. Some of them are even beauties.

Here is an explanation:

In 1871, the Great Chicago Fire broke out, destroying an area of about 4 miles long and 1 mile wide, a large section of the city at the time. Much of the city, including railroads and stockyards, survived intact, and from the ruins of the previous wooden structures arose more modern constructions of steel and stone which would set the precedent for worldwide construction. During its rebuilding period, Chicago constructed the world's first skyscraper in 1885, using steel-skeleton construction.

http://www.cityofchicago.org/dam/city/depts/cfd/general/PDFs/HistoryOfTheChicagoFireDepartment_1.pdf






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Jun 28 2013 19:57 GMT wijnie58
Fantastic entry, Ruth...Well done..:-))
Jun 28 2013 20:18 GMT abojovna PRO
A very good entry, Ruth!
Jun 28 2013 21:18 GMT hans55 PRO
a great one !!
Jun 28 2013 21:44 GMT Icandoit
A very good entry, Ruth!
Jun 29 2013 06:56 GMT Annamaria
I wouldn't have guessed that one, Ruth! Nice find!!
Jun 29 2013 20:52 GMT 25barb
A nice presentation of a daily subject we pass by.
I am in the process of capturing fire hydrants.. JUst in my neighborhood there are so
many different colors. I will get around to it one of these days ha ha
This was well done
Jun 29 2013 22:32 GMT annieann PRO
a great entry ruth
Jun 30 2013 14:26 GMT elsje323
good entry
Jul 20 2013 23:37 GMT gtc126
Marvelous Entry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FT1