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l Rudy Diaz
November 20th, 2012
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson takes place in old time Chicago around the late eighteen hundreds.
Chicago is The White City. It snows a lot during the cold seasons. Chicago is a big city like New York. All of the houses that the middle class people live in are really not all that big. The people’s back yards are connected, and most people are friendly. It’s also very windy there. The White City is also known as The Windy City and it’s name stands true. Chicago is cold, the wind doesn’t make it any better, and it's a big city.
Chicago is cold. There’s no doubt about it. The temperatures definitely drop below zero. On a good night the temperatures might get up to the tens or twenties. On these cold nights people stay inside, at their homes or at local establishments, and talk to family and friends. Schools are constantly calling snow days, so their summers are shorter, and their school years are about the same as ours (minus the snow days).
The Windy City is windy! Imagine that! The winds there are really brutal. It’s cold and it snows as it is, the wind doesn’t really help those people out at all. The wind gusts there go up to probably at most eighty miles per hour. The wind on it’s own can get up to sixty miles an hour without gusts and stay at that constant speed. There comes a point where it is literally physically challenging to walk against the wind. The people hit the cold floor and crawl under it.
Chicago is a major city in the United States of America. It has about as many people as in the city of New York. The houses are smaller there, but not so small that it’s not enough, it’s just not as big as the houses in cities that aren’t as popular.
The Windy City, The White City, Chicago. This place has many names. They all stand true. Chicago is cold. The White City is white with snow. It’s constantly snowing. It will begin in late summer and end in early summer....
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