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The Pledge of Allegiance, written by a children's magazine editor in 1892, was sent to and recited simultaneously by every student in America in honor of the dedication of the World's Fair in Chicago. So popular it became a daily recitation for America's youth, “under God” was added years later during McCarthy-era witch hunts to ID atheist children.

Very impressionable to public art, Michael poses before the 1998 Hubertus von der Goltz sculpture "The Crossing," just north of Chicago's Loop on LaSalle Street.

Michael embodies a unique and remarkable blend of riveting performer and serious scholar and weaves together fascinating stories of the city's architecture, art treasures, and movie locations with hilarious tales of its colorful past.



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