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Mail at Union Station
Mail at Union Station
TitleMail at Union Station
DescriptionCaption: "The fast mail at Union Station". From text: "Chicago to-day is the greatest mail center on the continent. Seven hundred tons of this concentrated commerce flow through her gates every twenty-four hours. From every point of the compass, it comes to this great hopper to be ground out, separated, and sent to its destination. Why is this? It is because Chicago is the focal point of the continental fast mail lines. It is the point where the great links of the transcontinental mail chains are joined together."
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RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject NameUnion Station (Chicago, Ill.)
SubjectPostal service
Railroad stations
Coverage-SpatialNear West Side (Chicago, Ill.)
PublisherUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Book TitleChicago, the Great Central Market : a magazine of business
CollectionPicture Chicago
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