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

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Part 3, Heathen Wanted Summary

Olmsted had left the completion of the Exposition to Ulrich, even thought he did not want to. He had not made it to the Exposition yet, but asked as many people as possible during his travels to tell him what they had heard or thought of the Exposition. From his encounters, he decided to write to Burnham and tell him what the public was saying about the Exposition. He also told Burnham what should be done to correct these misconceptions. Burnham listened to some of what Olmsted said, but chose to ignore other bits of advice. Burnham wanted the Exposition to be seen in a certain way and controlled everything down to the taking of pictures of the Exposition.

One of the buildings at this time had a small fire that was quickly contained and extinguished. The Fire Marshal...

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