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

Erik Larson
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Part 2, Final Preparations Summary

Everything was still behind schedule, but the weather was beautiful and Burnham was in a good mood. The only possible problem was the carpenters' strike, but Burnham chose to hire non-union workers to replace those who were striking. During negotiations with unions, Burnham conceded to higher pay and fewer hours to reach an agreement and get the workers back on the job. These negotiations would set a precedent for later union negotiations in the years to come.

Wild Bill Cody's show opened at the beginning of April. His arena was usually filled to capacity. His show was doing well, but his marriage was not. His wife came to Chicago for a surprise visit and fount that Mr. and Mrs. William Cody were already registered at the Hotel.

Olmsted returned to Chicago to see that Ulrich had lost sight of...

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