Thought for the day

"There are 14 or 15 million Americans who have the resources to have representatives in Washington to protect their interests, and that the interests of the great mass of the other people - the 150 or 160 million - is the responsibility of the president of the United States, and I propose to fulfill it." -- Harry S Truman

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In 1942 and 1943, Farm Security Administration photographer Jack Delano spent time at Chicago's rail yard, documenting the busy freight hub and everyday lives of workers. The photographs were created on Kodachrome color transparency creating a vibrant and extra-color shot.

More lines of track radiate in more directions from Chicago than any other city in the United States. Chicago made its first rail connection in 1848, connecting the Windy City with the major mines of Gena, Illinois. Later lines connected the city with Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, New Orleans, St. Louis, Kansas City, Omaha and St. Paul.