How Chicago Reversed Its River

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How Chicago Reversed Its River: An Animated History

See how Chicago defied the odds and pulled off one of the greatest engineering feats in U.S. history. In a herculean effort to save the city from the ravages of typhoid, cholera, and other waterborne illnesses, engineer Sylvester Chesbrough suggested Chicago reverse the direction of its river away from the lake and toward the Mississippi River.

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