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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: SL3-46-199 Date: Sep. 1973
Geographic Region:
Feature: ILLINOIS, INDIANA, CHIGAGO, LAKE MICHIGAN, JOLIET, AURORA

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  SL3-046-199 Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. Summer 1973
One of the great cities of North America—Chicago—seen in this north-northwest-looking, low-oblique photograph, is third in population behind New York and Los Angeles. Located on the northern Illinois plains on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, Chicago covers an area in excess of 225 square miles (583 square kilometers), extends more than 25 miles (40 kilometers) along the lakefront, and then sprawls inland nearly 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of the lake. The city is a major Great Lakes port that provides the Mississippi River-Illinois River system access to the Saint Lawrence Seaway. As the commercial, financial, industrial, and cultural center of the midwestern United States, Chicago attracts many large conventions that bring thousands of visitors to the city. In addition to being one of the busiest air centers in North America, Chicago is a major railroad and highway hub, also. Industries include large grain mills and elevators, iron and steel works, steel fabrication plants, stockyards, printing and publishing houses, electrical and agricultural machinery, musical instruments, communications equipment, electronic and computer equipment, furniture, chemicals, oil refineries, household appliances, foods and food processing, clothing, and tourism. Chicago is known for many historic events, but the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 might be one of the most well-known disasters in American history. Legend says that the fire started when Mrs. O’Leary’s cow kicked over a lantern, and more than two-thirds of the city, built mostly of wood, was destroyed. Several hundred people were killed, and nearly 100 000 were rendered homeless. The city was rebuilt with stone and steel.
 
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 396k
Mission: SL3  
Roll - Frame: 46 - 199
Geographical Name:  
Features: ILLINOIS, INDIANA, CHIGAGO, LAKE MICHIGAN, JOLIET, AURORA  
Center Lat x Lon: 41.6N x 87.8W
Film Exposure:   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 11
 
Camera: SA
 
Camera Tilt: 0   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 152  
 
Nadir to Photo Center Direction:   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number:  
 
Date: 19730918   YYYYMMDD
Time: 160005   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 41.6N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 87.8W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 243   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, COAST  
Water Views: LAKE, RIVER, SEDIMENT  
Atmosphere Views:  
Man Made Views: URBAN AREA, AIRPORT, AGRICULTURE  
City Views: CHICAGO  
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