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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness in the Fair That Changed America - Part 2, The Cold-Blooded Fact Summary & Analysis

Erik Larson
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Part 2, The Cold-Blooded Fact Summary

January 1893 was bitterly and extremely cold with temperatures well below zero. Ferris was having problems with the foundation of his wheel and his axle.

Harry Codman was in the hospital and everyone thought he was recovering; however, he did not recover, and died shortly after his appendectomy. Olmsted received news that Codman had died, so he and Phil left for Chicago. When Olmsted saw the Exposition grounds, he called upon Charles Eliot to help. Mr. Eliot agreed but with some hesitation. Olmsted felt that he would fail; there was not enough time and he was too sick to work on the Exposition himself. Before he left, he put Rudolf Ulrich in charge of supervising the landscaping of the Exposition. Olmsted did not like leaving Ulrich in charge, because he lacked the ability to see the big picture...

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