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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Harry described the stockyards, the water works, the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. He also wrote of his reaction to the opera “Masaniello.”

“We must have meat to eat I suppose but I am content not to push my investigations farther.” Osborn, Henry 1885-2-27


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