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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness in the Fair That Changed America - Part 3, Night is the Magician Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Night is the Magician Summary

The Exposition fought daily for attendance, even with exhibits such as the completely electric kitchen, Juicy Fruit, Cracker Jacks, shredded wheat and belly dancers in the midway. Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show never had a problem with attendance. He upstaged the Exposition by having a race end in his arena and had a day dedicated to the poor, both of which the Exposition refused to do.

As the weeks progressed, the fair neared completion. By June 1, most of the exhibits were complete. The Court of Honor, however, was the biggest attraction. It produced an effect of majesty and beauty that was far greater than even the dream conjured in the Rookery Building library.

Burnham had wanted all the entrances to the fair to be located at the Court of Honor, however that was not to...

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